1000 inventions and discoveries

Roger Francis Bridgman, 1940-

Book - 2020

"Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it. From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries. Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inve...ntions and discoveries - from the Amazon Echo to the first photograph of a black hole - as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence." --

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Subjects
Genres
Informational works
Published
New York : DK Publishing 2020
Edition
New edition ; [Revised, Updated] Fourth edition
Language
English
Physical Description
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Bibliography
Includes indexes.
ISBN
9781465494351
1465494359
Main Author
Roger Francis Bridgman, 1940- (author)
Corporate Author
Smithsonian Institution (editor)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Summarizes one thousand notable inventions and discoveries of ancient and modern times, from 3,000,000 B.C. to the beginning of the twenty-first century A.D.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it.From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries.Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inventions and discoveries - from the Amazon Echo to the first photograph of a black hole - as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence.