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ON THE BOOKSHELF:
That Shaped World History
by Bill Yenne, Morton, Dr. Grosser (Editor) / Paperback - 112 pages (1983) / Bluewood Books
This book contains inventions from all around the world from microchips to fire. This is a
really good book if you are going to do research on inventions.
1000 Inventions & Discoveries
by Roger Bridgman / Hardcover: 256 pages / Dorling Kindersley
Fascinating stories and vivid photographs and illustrations tell the
tales of the developments in technology and natural science that have
shaped our world. Profiles of the famous (and not-so-famous) men and
women who have had "Eureka!" moments, a running timeline which puts the
inventions and discoveries in historical context.
on Wheels: The First 100 Years: 1896-1996
by Frank Coffey, Joseph Layden / Paperback - 304 pages / General
Pub Group - 1998
Featuring three hundred archival color and black-and-white photographs, the
companion volume to the PBS documentary chronicles the development of the American
automobile, with contributions by past and present pioneers in the industry.
The Engines of Our Ingenuity : An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture
by John H. Lienhard / Paperback: 272 pages / Oxford University Press, USA
(December 4, 2003)
Based on episodes from Lienhard's widely
broadcast public radio series, this intriguing set of essays begins with a
simple premise: more than we often care to admit, our lives are shaped by
our machines. Fleshing out this proposition, Lienhard ransacks 2,000 years
of scientific and technological history, cobbling together a quirky
biography of the strange being he calls homo technologicus.
Illustrated History of Inventions From the Wheel to the Computer (Limited
by Edward De Bono / Hardcover - 248 pages (1974) / Thames & Hudson
A marvelous array of history's and prehistory's most important and intriquing
The History of Science and Technology
by Bryan Bunch, Alexander Hellemans / Hardcover: 768 pages / Houghton Mifflin Company; (2004)
Highly browsable yet richly detailed, expertly researched and indexed,
The History of Science and Technology is the perfect desktop reference
for both the science novice and the technologically advanced reader
The Great Dirigibles: Their Triumphs and Disasters
by John Toland / Paperback: 352 pages / Dover Publications; Revised
edition (June 1, 1972)
The story of the Great Dirigibles)is sure to please even the most
knowledgeable airship reader. Toland investigates the origins of
airships and includes many of the pre-Zeppelin era narratives. The book
is full of first hand accounts and includes an excellent index and an
acknowledgement section (which will be of interest to serious readers).
On the Move : Transportation and the American Story
by Michael Sweeney, Janet Davidson / Hardcover: 320 pages / National
A lively narrative of the country’s network of
transportation systems, the people who built and traveled on them and the
goods shipped on them. Packed with informative sidebars, maps, artwork,
historical photographs complemented by original photography of Smithsonian
artifacts, as well as many personal anecdotes.
Wheels: A Pictorial History
by Edwin Tunis / Paperback: 96 pages / Johns Hopkins University Press; (September 1, 2002)
Nothing like the wheel exists in nature; it may be one of humanity's
greatest inventions. In Wheels, writer and illustrator Edwin Tunis traces
the development of the wheel over 5,000 years, his accurate drawings and
lucid text depicting the human victory over space and inertia.
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / 73282 / Less than $25.00
They are among the most romantic machines ever built, enormous craft
held aloft by lighter-than-air gas trapped beneath their vast skins. In
the 20th century, they have played a vital role in war, transportation
and commerce?and been involved in one of the most famous tragedies of
America On The Move
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 90 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $25.00
The Smithsonian Institute and A&E present AMERICA ON THE MOVE--two
complete documentaries that cover over a century of invention and
innovation. Interviews, fascinating archival footage and a stunning
behind-the-scenes look at the new transportation exhibit at the National
Museum of American History reveal the epic transformation of our nation
by planes, trains, boats and automobiles.
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 100 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $30.00
This two-hour tour through the automotive future is peppered with
exotic visions and groundbreaking engineering advances, from
hyper-efficient vehicles with revolutionary drive trains to
alternate fuel sources and the most radical designs currently coming
off the drawing boards from Stuttgart to Detroit
The Technology of Kitty Hawk
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $25.00
On December 17, 1903, two brainy bicycle makers from North Carolina
attained a dream that had captivated mankind for millennia. The first
powered flight With expert insight into the debates between the brothers
and an up-close look at the historic' 03 Flyer, an incisive,
illuminating look at the nuts and bolts of the first flight.
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $25.00 /
Meet the pioneers behind such names as Triumph, Indian, Yamaha and Harley
Davidson, and see how their early designs have been adapted and updated over
decades of development.
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / 73423 / Less than $25.00
The millwheel revolutionized food production. The wheel and axle are the
basis for almost every form of land transportation. Before the digital
age, keeping accurate time would have been impossible without the wheel.
And that's just the beginning.
ON THE WEB:
Automotive Hall of Fame
The Automotive Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates accomplished individuals in the
world-wide motor vehicle industry; a unique "people place" of innovation and
Aviation History (Timeline)
From the Montgolfier Brothers construct the first lighter-than-air
vehicle (a balloon) in 1873 through 2003 and the celebration of Aviation
first century. Special consideration to Charles Lindberg at the
Foundation Web site that bears his name.
The Elevator Museum
Elisha Graves Otis didn't invent the elevator, he invented something perhaps more
important-the elevator safety device that eventually made high-rise buildings practical.
European Automotive Hall of Fame
Provided to the public by Automotive News newspaper.
The history of hybrid automobiles from 1665 to the present.
History of the Hot Air Balloon
Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier developed their first hot-air balloon in 1783. This
is a ThinkQuest project site.
Hall of Fame
History continues to verify that the innovative individuals who pursue
perfection are often the ones who rise to the zenith of their chosen
profession. Awarded by the National Marine Manufacturers Association
beginning in 1988.
Science & Technology Firsts
by Leonard C. Bruno / Hardcover: 636 pages / Thomson Gale (January
This volume offers approximately 4,000 entries divided into 12 broad
topics, such as agriculture and everyday life, communications,
computers, physics, and transportation. The author does not claim to
have written a comprehensive history of science and technology.
Rather, he provides a "selected history based on the concept of
Who Made America - PBS Series
A tireless inventor and businessman, Westinghouse designed an air brake that
made rail travel safer, and his promotion of an alternating current system
revolutionized the power industry.
From the Bartleby - The Encyclopedia of World History.