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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Trevor Baylis. We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits.

But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about-- Convenience items, such as safety pins, toothbrushes, and bifocals Weapons of war, including explosives We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits.

This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about-- Convenience items, such as safety pins, toothbrushes, and bifocals Weapons of war, including explosives, gunpowder, and shrapnel shells Industrial advances, such as the steam engine and the power loom for weaving Transportation advances, including the airplane, the diesel engine, the automobile, and the air-inflated rubber tire Electronic marvels, including color television, the microprocessor, the personal computer, the compact disc, and the cell phone Medical advances, from antiseptic surgery to the electron microscope.

Robert Oppenheimer, and many others are also discussed. Fascinating photos and illustrations complement authoritative summaries of each invention, and remarkable quotations from many of the inventors add to this chronicle of human ingenuity that began some 6, years ago with the invention of the wheel.

Approximately photos and illustrations in color and black and white. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published March 1st by B. Publishing first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions 8.

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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Inventions That Changed the World. Mar 08, Alok Mishra rated it really liked it. A very useful book for kids, adults and science students. The information will improve the general knowledge of the readers. Many things in this book I did not know before May 09, Sophie Crane rated it it was amazing Shelves: science , encyclopedias-dictionarys.

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May 03, Janet rated it really liked it. This book is heavy Not one to carry around for a quick read it must weigh 5 lbs! The entries succinctly describe human inventions in an historical timeline from prehistory to the present - it is fascinating, with many surprises when do you think toothpaste was invented? All the inventions cited here are significant in resolving some aspect of human need, usually the most enduring ones are elegantly si This book is heavy All the inventions cited here are significant in resolving some aspect of human need, usually the most enduring ones are elegantly simple.

Overall this book provides great food for thought about individual creativity, and how our history and culture build and change over time.

Dec 01, PG Ragavandir rated it really liked it. Helps to Invent. Also the reading is smooth and unconcerned, as it is with the rest of the series. I've made an analogy with the 's ideas, about how a videogame called Sid Meier's Civilization has there are two research trees in it, a cultural one and a scientific one. Well, this book is all about the scientific compendium, a perfunctory presentation of various inventions that accompanied the history of mankind.

Together with its twin, both very nice books! As it is the case with the whole series, 0r at least, with those of the series that I have read. Amazing book 4 all. Jun 30, Frederick Jamieson rated it it was amazing. Great book explains the history of the inventions. Sep 15, Revti rated it it was amazing. Great effort!

Covers almost all the known and unknown inventions. Great for reference. Very informative! Feb 08, Stevedutch rated it it was amazing. This book certainly fulfils that criterion. The earliest entry goes to stone tools, which date as far back as 2. But it serves to whet the appetite for further research. Nov 26, Anton Klink rated it it was amazing. It took me almost a year to finish the book by reading a few pages every day, but I must say, this is one of the best books on science and invention I have ever read.

The articles are varied and engaging with fun facts sprinkled all around, and the book is beautifully illustrated with drawings and full colour photos. If I was to bring out one minor point, then I did wish there were more schematics and diagrams in the middle part of the book which was the hardest to understand.

Whereas the beginni It took me almost a year to finish the book by reading a few pages every day, but I must say, this is one of the best books on science and invention I have ever read. Whereas the beginning of the book talks about easy enough inventions the wheel, the alphabet etc and the end talks about the stuff we all just know about the personal computer, the cell phone etc , the middle part of the book presents us with lots of inventions of the industrial revolution, which are described well enough, but without a photo or a schematic of some sort are still hard to grasp at times.

Other than that, this book is a keeper and I'll certainly be referring back to it every now and then the refresh my memory in the origins of an invention or another. It has been an absolute pleasure to read and I am thankful for the journey of discovery through the history of human invention this book has provided me with.

Highly recommended to anyone interested in science, history and inventions. Feb 14, Gabriel Crowell rated it it was amazing. The book goes in depth into many inventions some which you never would have had much of an impact such as the artificially made toothbrush bristle. It was not until reading this book that I realized that if it wasn't for this invention we still may be using sticks or boar bristles for dental hygiene. I gave this book five stars because I have always been interested in creating new things and this book just delves into the history of some of the most influential inventions which I enjoy very much.

Another reason why this book deserves five stars is the way which it was written is quite good and it shows itself as a linear timeline in history but in actuality it goes back and connects ideas and inventions which each other throughout history. I recommend this book if you want to try something new, enjoy informative books, or just want to learn something new. Oct 27, Lanita rated it liked it. I didn't read this book cover to cover, but I had so much fun perusing through it. It would make a great coffee table book!

Fun book! Jul 28, Leslie rated it it was amazing. The book serves as a quick reference for some interesting science inventions. With Wikipedia around for adults and the internet savvy The book is heavy but the paper quality, imagery are all good quality. The book meets it's purpose.

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Book Review: 1001 Inventions That Changed the World by Jack Challoner, ed.

Have you ever wondered who came up with a staircase that moved, leading eventually to the creation of the escalator? The genius of some inventions is their simplicity: the paperclip, rivets, boomerangs. Many of the items, processes, concepts, medical firsts, and discoveries in this book are life-saving and life-enhancing: can you imagine a world without seat-belts, antibiotics, toothbrushes, traffic signals, or scissors? From the invention of the wheel in the fifth millennium bc to the development of the world wide web and the launch of the MP3 player, this engaging, accessible, and enlightening book reveals the origins and impact of everything from paper to the personal computer, and from penicillin to the contraceptive pill. The worlds of medicine, science, technology, industry, literature, and art have all influenced the way we live, but inventions are essentially human affairs.

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1001 Inventions That Changed the World

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