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Inventing Modern America : From the Microwave to the Mouse - David E. Brown

Inventing Modern America

From the Microwave to the Mouse

By: David E. Brown, James Burke (Introduction by), Lester C. Thurow (Foreword by)

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

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"A well-written, lavishly illustrated success, and a cheerful one at that." - Roy Herbert, New Scientist

ISBN: 9780262523493
ISBN-10: 0262523493
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.86  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.98