Inventing Modern America

Inventing Modern America

From the Microwave to the Mouse

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Profiles thirty-five inventors whose various innovations changed life in modern America.

MIT Press
Winner of the 2002 IEEE-USAB Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Engineering Professionalism. and Winner in the category of Science in the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) presented by Independent Publisher Magazine.

Inventing Modern America profiles thirty-five inventors who exemplify the rich technological creativity of the United States over the past century. The range of their contributions is broad. They have helped transform our homes, our healthcare, our work, our environment, and the way we travel and communicate.

The inventors profiled include such well-known figures as George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, and Steve Wozniak, as well as unsung technological pioneers such as Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar, and Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the first implantable cardiac pacemaker.

Inventing Modern America is designed to create excitement about invention through the personal stories of these American scientists, technologists, and researchers. It is accessible enough to engage high school students yet wide-ranging and interesting enough to appeal to anyone who has ever wondered where microwave ovens and traffic lights come from.

The book was developed by the Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation, whose mission is to inspire a new generation of American scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs.
Lively accounts of thirty-five American inventors who helped shape the modern world.

Baker
& Taylor

The author profiles thirty-five inventors whose various innovations changed life in modern America, including such famous figures as George Washington Carver, Henry Ford, and Steve Wozniak, as well as such unsung pioneers as Stephenie Kwolek, invetor of Kevlar, and Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the first implantable cardiac pacemaker.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780262025089
0262025086
Branch Call Number: 609.73 BRO
Characteristics: xi, 209 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lemelson Center

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