Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries by Rodney Carlise

Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries by Rodney Carlise

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Contents of Inventions and Discoveries

  • 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

A unique reference from the ground up to brilliance in innovation and invention

By combining attractively written and well-researched history with the esteemed excellence of Scientific American, this authoritative, accessible reference provides a wide-ranging overview of the inventions, technological advances, and discoveries that have changed human society throughout our history.

Over 400 entertaining entries explain the details and significance of breakthroughs as diverse as the development of agriculture, the “invention” of algebra, and the birth of the computer.

Special chronological sections divide the entrances, 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 sidebars of the primary source, which contain extracts from scholars’ memoirs, contemporary accounts of new inventions, and various sources “in their own words”.

Completely comprehensive and readable, Scientific American’s Inventions and Discoveries is an indispensable resource for anyone fascinated by the history of science and technology.

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