A History of Invention

A History of Invention

From Stone Axes to Silicon Chips

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Profiles the history of invention from the first crude stone ax head to the latest achievements in biotechnology, including a biographical dictionary of the individuals responsible for these discoveries.

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From the first crude stone axe heads to the latest advances in communication technology, this new edition tells how each technological innovation met a critical need while creating the demand and the opportunity for the next breakthrough. Originally written by Williams (scientific writer and historian) and revised by Schaaf (U. of Salford), it explains and chronicles thousands of inventions and places them in their historical, cultural and scientific context in order to prove that technological innovation has not been the monopoly of any one culture but the product of the interplay of them all. New features include updated sections that cover computers and information technology; advancements in construction techniques for buildings, tunnels, and bridges; and genetic technology, such as genetically modified foods. Contains a biographical dictionary and many color illustrations. Oversize: 8.75x11.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, Facts on File, c2000
Edition: Updated and revised edition
ISBN: 9780816040728
Branch Call Number: R 609 WIL
Characteristics: 367 p. : ill. (some col.) maps ; 29 cm


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