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The Resource Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke

Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke

Label
Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse
Title
Inventing modern America
Title remainder
from the microwave to the mouse
Statement of responsibility
text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Awards note
ALA outstanding book for college bound and lifelong learners, 2004.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, David E
Dewey number
609.73/09/04
Index
index present
LC call number
T20
LC item number
.B76 2001
Relief
contours
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arneson Memorial Technology Collection
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
Label
Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A publication of the Lemelson-MIT program for invention and innovation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Computing and telecommunications (Nolan Bushnell : video game, 1971 -- Douglas Engelbart : computer mouse, 1968 -- Al Gross : walkie-talkie, 1937 -- Erna Schneider Hoover : computerized telephone switching system, 1965 -- Grace Murray Hopper, computer compiler, 1952 -- Raymond Kurzweil : optical reading machine for the blind, 1976 -- Carver Mead : very-large-scale integrated circuits, 1971 -- Steve Wozniak : personal computer, 1976)
  • Medicine and healthcare (Raymond Damadian : MRI scanner, magnetic resonance imaging, 1977 -- Thomas Fogarty : balloon embolectomy catheter, 1961 -- Wilson Greatbatch : implantable cardiac pacemaker, 1958 -- Dean Kamen : portable medication technology, 1970s -- Mary-Claire King : advances in the treatment of breast cancer, 1990 -- Robert Langer : biomedical applications of polymers, 1980s -- Rosalyn Yalow : RIA, radioimmunoassay, 1959) -- Consumer products (Leo Baekeland : Bakelite, the first modern plastic, 1907 -- Harold "Doc" Edgerton : stop-action photography, 1931 -- Philo T. Farnsworth : electronic television, 1927 -- Stephanie Kwolek : Kevlar, 1964 -- Jerome Lemelson : apparatus for driving tape in a cartridge, 1972 -- Jacob Rabinow : self-regulating clock, 1954) --
  • Percy Spencer : microwave oven, 1947 -- Ole Evinrude : outboard boat motor, 1907 -- Henry Ford : assembly line, 1913 -- Robert Goddard : liquid-fueled rocket, 1926 -- Paul MacCready : human-powered airplane, 1977 -- Garrett Morgan : traffic signal, 1923 -- Elmer Ambrose Sperry : gyrocompass, 1911) -- Energy and environment (George Washington Carver : industrial applications for agricultural products, 1910s -- Carl Djerassi : nontoxic pest-control products, 1960s -- Sally Fox : naturally colored cotton, 1989 -- Buckminster Fuller : geodesic dome, 1950 -- Ashok Gadgil : ultraviolet water purification system, 1993 -- Stanford Ovshinksy : mass production of photovoltaic cells, 1983 -- John Todd : ecosystems for combating pollution, 1984) --
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 209 p.
Isbn
9780262025089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001044768
Note
Cannon Falls Library copy is part of the Arneson Memorial Technology Collection.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
ocn517125762
Label
Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke
Publication
Note
"A publication of the Lemelson-MIT program for invention and innovation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Computing and telecommunications (Nolan Bushnell : video game, 1971 -- Douglas Engelbart : computer mouse, 1968 -- Al Gross : walkie-talkie, 1937 -- Erna Schneider Hoover : computerized telephone switching system, 1965 -- Grace Murray Hopper, computer compiler, 1952 -- Raymond Kurzweil : optical reading machine for the blind, 1976 -- Carver Mead : very-large-scale integrated circuits, 1971 -- Steve Wozniak : personal computer, 1976)
  • Medicine and healthcare (Raymond Damadian : MRI scanner, magnetic resonance imaging, 1977 -- Thomas Fogarty : balloon embolectomy catheter, 1961 -- Wilson Greatbatch : implantable cardiac pacemaker, 1958 -- Dean Kamen : portable medication technology, 1970s -- Mary-Claire King : advances in the treatment of breast cancer, 1990 -- Robert Langer : biomedical applications of polymers, 1980s -- Rosalyn Yalow : RIA, radioimmunoassay, 1959) -- Consumer products (Leo Baekeland : Bakelite, the first modern plastic, 1907 -- Harold "Doc" Edgerton : stop-action photography, 1931 -- Philo T. Farnsworth : electronic television, 1927 -- Stephanie Kwolek : Kevlar, 1964 -- Jerome Lemelson : apparatus for driving tape in a cartridge, 1972 -- Jacob Rabinow : self-regulating clock, 1954) --
  • Percy Spencer : microwave oven, 1947 -- Ole Evinrude : outboard boat motor, 1907 -- Henry Ford : assembly line, 1913 -- Robert Goddard : liquid-fueled rocket, 1926 -- Paul MacCready : human-powered airplane, 1977 -- Garrett Morgan : traffic signal, 1923 -- Elmer Ambrose Sperry : gyrocompass, 1911) -- Energy and environment (George Washington Carver : industrial applications for agricultural products, 1910s -- Carl Djerassi : nontoxic pest-control products, 1960s -- Sally Fox : naturally colored cotton, 1989 -- Buckminster Fuller : geodesic dome, 1950 -- Ashok Gadgil : ultraviolet water purification system, 1993 -- Stanford Ovshinksy : mass production of photovoltaic cells, 1983 -- John Todd : ecosystems for combating pollution, 1984) --
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xi, 209 p.
Isbn
9780262025089
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001044768
Note
Cannon Falls Library copy is part of the Arneson Memorial Technology Collection.
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
ocn517125762

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