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World of Invention

by Kimberley A. McGrath (Editor), Bridget E. Travers (Editor)

A one-volume reference covering both well-known and lesser-known inventions and inventors, this fairly comprehensive work includes information on noteworthy contributions of inventors from groups that may have been overlooked in the past, namely, women and minorities. More than 1100 alphabetically arranged entries describe significant developments from the Industrial Revolution to the present, focusing not on how things work but on how they came to be.

Directed toward an audience of high school students and other lay readers, this book presents concise information in a nontechnical manner. Other features include extensive cross-referencing to related entries, a bibliography of sources consulted, and both general and topical indexes.
World of Inventions
by Kimberley A. McGrath, Bridget E. Travers / Hardcover - 1043 pages (1998) / Gale Group
A one-volume reference covering both well-known and lesser-known inventions and inventors, this fairly comprehensive work includes information on noteworthy contributions of inventors from groups that may have been overlooked in the past, namely, women and minorities.

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