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Looks at the trailblazing inventions that have advanced technology and transformed the way we live, as well as the gadgets and gizmos.
Discover the first inventions, from fire, stone tools, and the wheel to ploughs and paper, that shaped societies and grew mighty civilizations and empires such as those in ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and ancient China.
Explore the life of Canadian inventor Elijah McCoy, the son of slaves. Learn about the origins of the famous saying, "The real McCoy."
From a time when books were made by hand to today's eBooks on the Internet, The Printing Press explores the development and evolution of the printed word and how it forever changed the world.
Travel through the past and into the future to explore how humans have measured the passage of time.
A brief history of bicycles, as well as information on the different kinds there are, how they work, and the different ways they are used.
The story of flight is a fascinating one: from the earliest balloons and airships to the latest stealth jet, each breakthrough laid the foundation for the next.
In the ancient world, philosopher Archimedes designed new machines for farming. During the Renaissance, artist Leonardo da Vinci sketched his ideas for wondrous flying machines. Learn about all these and more.
An introduction to the history of telescopes and space probes.
From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related.
Learn the history of the invention of the television. Find out about the key players, the setbacks along the way, and the moments of discovery.
Using letters, sketches and photographs from The National Archives, this book looks at the story behind each invention who invented it, where and why.
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