"Scientific American" Inventions and Discoveries : All the Milestones in Ingenuity - From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven

By (author) Carlisle, Rodney; By (author) Scientific American

A unique A-to-Z reference of brilliance in innovation and invention Combining engagingly written, well-researched history with the respected imprimatur of Scientific American magazine, this authoritative, accessible reference provides a wide-ranging overview of the inventions, technological advances, and discoveries that have transformed human society throughout our history. More than 400 entertaining entries explain the details and significance of such varied breakthroughs as the development of agriculture, the "invention" of algebra, and the birth of the computer. Special chronological sections divide the entries, providing a unique focus on the intersection of science and technology from early human history to the present. In addition, each section is supplemented by primary source sidebars, which feature excerpts from scientists' diaries, contemporary accounts of new inventions, and various "In Their Own Words" sources. Comprehensive and thoroughly readable, Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries is an indispensable resource for anyone fascinated by the history of science and technology. Topics include: aerosol spray algebra Archimedes' Principle barbed wire canned food carburetor circulation of blood condom encryption machine fork fuel cell latitude music synthesizer positron radar steel television traffic lights Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

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  • Acknowledgments. General Introduction. Part I: The Ancient World through Classical Antiquity, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 330. Part II: The Middle Ages through 1599. Part III: The Age of Scientific Revolution, 1600 to 1790. Part IV: The Industrial Revolution, 1791 to 1890. Part V: The Electrical Age, 1891 to 1934. Part VI: The Atomic and Electronic Age, 1935 into the 21st Century. Index.

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書名 "Scientific American" Inventions and Discoveries : All the Milestones in Ingenuity - From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven
著作者等 Scientific American
Carlisle, Rodney
書名別名 All the Milestones in Ingenuity - From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven
出版元 John Wiley & Sons Inc
刊行年月 2004.08.10
ページ数 512p
大きさ H237 x W198
ISBN 9780471244103
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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