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Great Inventions That Changed the World

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ISBN-10: 0470768177

ISBN-13: 9780470768174

Edition: 2012

Authors: James Wei

List price: $76.95
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Description:

Written by one of the world′s great engineers, this book provides the curious with an explanation of how inventions have developed from human needs and desires. Chapters discuss the impacts of inventions in our work, personal lives, societies, and the environment. The text also outlines what steps we need to take to ensure continued success of new inventions, and how to mange them wisely. Based on a Princeton University course for a general audience, this book lays out a means for understanding yesterday and today′s inventions, and paves the way for tomorrow′s innovations.
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.60" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Inventors and Inventions
Innovation, Development, Diffusion
Changing the World
Inventions for Work
Tools and Methods
Energy and Power
Materials
Domestic Life: Food, Clothes, and House
Food
Clothes
House
Health, Reproduction
Prevention
Diagnostics
Therapy
Reproduction
Security
Natural Threats
Economic Threats
Human Violence: War
Transportation
Land Transportation
Water Transportation
Air and Space Transportation
Information
Observation
Records
Communication
Information Tools
Good Ufe
Party and Play
Luxury
Arts
Future Challenges
Future Needs and Opportunities
Future Sources of Inventions
Index