Big Ideas

Big Ideas

100 Modern Inventions (that Have Transformed Our World)

Book - 2009
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From the polio vaccine to the Post-It, the personal computer to Prozac, these are the scientific and technological innovations that have transformed our world. Award-winning author Alex Hutchinson unveils the 100 greatest inventions of the modern era--starting with the discovery of the transistor in 1947--complete with original photographs and anecdotes about their creation. For example, a candy bar melting in a scientist's pocket during an experiment led to the invention of the microwave oven.

Hutchinson consulted 25 experts at 17 museums and universities; their collective expertise spans aeronautics, automobiles, biology, computers, medicine, physics, and a host of other fields. The result includes some well-known breakthroughs (the laser, in-vitro fertilization) as well as a host of surprises (waffle-sole running shoes, the pull-top can). This charming book will delight, fascinate, and educate.  

 

Publisher: New York : Hearst Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781588167224
1588167224
Branch Call Number: 609 HUTCHINSON
609 HUTCHINSON
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm

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