The intrinsic quality of an invention is that it changes the status quo. The innovations highlighted in this book have done so in a most dramatic, memorable, or effective fashion. Through engaging narrative and accompanying images, this volume gives readers a deeper appreciation for the inventions that have made their lives easier, better, or more aesthetically pleasing.
If necessity is indeed the mother of all invention, then the individuals profiled in this volume should be considered the most laudable of all midwives. They each saw a need and met it. Readers will learn more about the lives and methodologies of well-known inventors such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, and become familiar with innovators who have touched our lives though they have remained nameless or long forgotten.
The 100 Inventions That Changed the World by Matthew Elkin
Call Number: 600 ONE
Publication Date: 2017-12-30
This mind-blowing volume explores the fascinating stories behind innovations that play an integral part in our lives. From cement to LEDs and the alphabet to 3D printing, the book explains the science behind ground-breaking inventions while emphasizing the evolution of the scientific method. The book is packed with full-color photographs, interesting facts, and important vocabulary terms.
Technology of the Industrial Revolution by Margaret Vallencourt
Call Number: 609.03 TEC
Publication Date: 2015-12-30
The Industrial Revolution improved technology so significantly that social structures and the world economy would be changed forever. This resource examines technological developments during the era. A brief history of the Industrial Revolution first provides contextual background. This is followed by technological achievements within individual fields, such as power, textiles, transport, communications, and other industries. The resource concludes by examining the changes to labor and the workplace that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution. Students of the digital age will be fascinated to read about the technological achievements during this earlier similarly pivotal, transformative, and revolutionary period in history.
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