The Resource Great inventions that changed the world, James Wei, (electronic resource)

Great inventions that changed the world, James Wei, (electronic resource)

Label
Great inventions that changed the world
Title
Great inventions that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
James Wei
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written by one of the world's great engineers, this book provides the curious with an explanation of how inventions have developed from human needs and desires. Chapters discuss the impacts of inventions in our work, personal lives, societies, and the environment. The text also outlines what steps we need to take to ensure continued success of new inventions, and how to mange them wisely. Based on a Princeton University course for a general audience, this book lays out a means for understanding yesterday and today's inventions, and paves the way for tomorrow's innovations"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wei, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
T15
LC item number
.W45 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Technological innovations
Label
Great inventions that changed the world, James Wei, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ForewardPrefaceChapter 1. Introduction1.1 Inventors and Inventions1.2 Innovation, Development, Diffusion1.3 Changing the WorldChapter 2. Inventions for Work2.1 Tools and Methods2.2 Energy and Power2.3 MaterialsChapter 3. Domestic Life: Food, Clothes, House3.1 Food3.2 Clothes3.3 HouseChapter 4. Health, Reproduction4.1 Prevention4.2 Diagnostics4.3 Therapy4.4 ReproductionChapter 5. Security5.1 Nature Threats5.2 Economic Threats5.3 Human Violence, WarChapter 6. Transportation6.1 Land Transportation6.2 Water Transportation6.3 Air and Space TransportationChapter 7. Information7.1 Observation7.2 Records7.3 Communication7.4 Information ToolsChapter 8. Good Life8.1 Party, Play8.2 Luxury8.3 ArtsChapter 9. Future Challenges9.1 Future Needs and Opportunities9.2 Future Sources of InventionsReferencesIndex
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 345 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill., map.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ebr10580222
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818827816
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10580222
Label
Great inventions that changed the world, James Wei, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ForewardPrefaceChapter 1. Introduction1.1 Inventors and Inventions1.2 Innovation, Development, Diffusion1.3 Changing the WorldChapter 2. Inventions for Work2.1 Tools and Methods2.2 Energy and Power2.3 MaterialsChapter 3. Domestic Life: Food, Clothes, House3.1 Food3.2 Clothes3.3 HouseChapter 4. Health, Reproduction4.1 Prevention4.2 Diagnostics4.3 Therapy4.4 ReproductionChapter 5. Security5.1 Nature Threats5.2 Economic Threats5.3 Human Violence, WarChapter 6. Transportation6.1 Land Transportation6.2 Water Transportation6.3 Air and Space TransportationChapter 7. Information7.1 Observation7.2 Records7.3 Communication7.4 Information ToolsChapter 8. Good Life8.1 Party, Play8.2 Luxury8.3 ArtsChapter 9. Future Challenges9.1 Future Needs and Opportunities9.2 Future Sources of InventionsReferencesIndex
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 345 p.
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill., map.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
ebr10580222
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818827816
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10580222

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