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

ISBN-10: 0471244104

ISBN-13: 9780471244103

Edition: 2004

Authors: Rodney Carlisle, Scientific American Staff

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All the milestones in human ingenuity-from the discovery of fire to the invention of the microwave oven This Scientific American reference book is essential for anyone who wants to get a handle on the history of technology. More than 400 engagingly written entries explain the details and significance of each breakthrough, and numerous primary source sidebars add depth and immediacy. Divided into six chronological sections from early human history to the present and featuring scores of illustrations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in history or technology. Rodney Carlisle, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, is the author of Encyclopedia of the Atomic Age and several works on the history of technology. Scientific American is the world2s most prestigious science and technology magazine and has more than 3 million readers worldwide. Its books include Scientific American Science Desk Reference (0-471-35675-1).
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Rodney P. Carlisle is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, where he taught in the History Department from 1966 to 2002.nbsp; H received his undergraduate degree in history from Harvard College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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