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Many inventions have taken several centuries to develop into their modern forms and are rarely the product of a single inventor's efforts. Every breakthrough is a collective effort that combines and tweaks already existing ideas and technology.
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Inventors - eBooks

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The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time - Robert Curley (Editor)
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Publication Date: 2009-12-20
Concise but information-packed biographies detail the lives and life's work of 100 leading individuals from an assortment of disciplines. Readers will get to know the foremost minds within science, art, writing, music, invention, politics and philosophy.

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Flying Machine
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Publication Date: 2007
Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.


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Inventions - eBooks

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Breakthrough Inventions in Technology - Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. Staff
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Publication Date: 2011-01-01
The Automobile
The Microchip
The Computer
The Internet
The Cellular Telephone
Fiber Optics
The Touch Screen

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Da Vinci and His Times - Andrew Langley
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Publication Date: 2006-02-20
Explores the life and times of the great painter, scientist, philosopher, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

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Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Technology - Colin Hempstead (Editor); William E. Worthington (Editor)
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Publication Date: 2004-11-17
Comprised of essays arranged alphabetically from Absorbent Materials to X-Rays in Diagnostic Medicine, most on individual objects, artifacts, techniques, and products, this is an up-to-date reference work for all those involved in teaching or researching the history of twentieth-century technology, as well as the serious general reader. The core of each of the main entries is a technical description, within a historical narrative, of about 1,000 words plus illustrations and further reading. There are also about 30 longer survey entries that that address broad questions of technological systems, such as the context in which the various technologies were developed, discussions of any controversies and schools of thought, comparisons between different political and economics systems, and the various ways in which different nations have attempted to make and apply science and technology policies.

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Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance - Robert E. Krebs
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Publication Date: 2004-03-30
Describes experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the period, as well as the scientists, physicians, and scholars responsible for them. Individuals such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are included, along with entries on reconstructive surgery, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the discovery of smallpox.

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Publication Date: 2007
Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

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Technology and Inventions in World Eras 8 : Ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E. - Ronald Wallenfels
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Publication Date: 2004-09-03
The ancient Mesopotamians are credited with a host of original technological accomplishments. They built canal systems for irrigation and transportation, created the first man-made glass objects, and produced new wheeled war machines, movable siege towers, belfries with battering rams, and war chariots. They recorded the world’s first recipes for perfume, beer, dyes, medicines, and bronze, and they invented a new cuisine.

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The Invention of Television Technology in Television in American Society - Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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ISBN: 9781414402215
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
It is hard for Americans in the twenty-first century to envision a world without television. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics from 2004, 98 percent of households in the United States contain at least one TV...

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Patent, Copyright and Trademark
by Lynn Nowakowski, Lauren Stokes - Last Updated May 8, 2014
Do you have an idea for an invention? Have you written a book or composed a new song? It might be time to protect your idea with a patent, copyright or trademark.
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