The Story of Inventions
How is daily life today different than it was 50, 100, or 500 years ago? Much of the difference centers around inventions that have enabled each one of us to do more, for less cost, than our ancestors would have dreamed possible. The Story of Inventions tells how we got from there to here. Covering both inventor and invention, this book describes the importance of major innovations that we now take for granted. Learn about the invention of steam and electric engines, steel, reaper, cotton gin, sewing machine, printing press, telegraph and telephone, television, computer and submarine. Captivating reading for any aspiring engineer. Revised, 2nd edition.