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Bender L. Eyewitness. Invention

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Bender L. Eyewitness. Invention
DK Publishing, Inc., 2005. — 72 p. — ISBN-13 978-0-7566-1075-3 (PLC), ISBN-13 978-0-7566-1076-0 (ALB).
Relaunched with 8 pages of expanded text! A unique and fascinating introduction to the amazing variety of inventions, both ancient and modern: from simple machines such as wheels, gears, pulleys, and levers, Eyewitness Invention charts the developments of weights and measures, writing utensils, early watcges, and navigation aids. The microscope and telescope are featured, as well as a model windmill and an internal combustion engine sliced through to show the mechanism inside. Finally, there are the inventions that have revolutionized the modern era from telephones and radios to television and plastics. See the first food mixer, what Galileo''s telescope looked like,and the earliest photographs ever taken. Learn how the first records were made and how surgical operations were performed in the 19th century. Discover what makes a clock tick, how early airplanes flew, why a battery produces electricity, and much, much more! Discover the fascinating story behind amazing inventions and learn how they have changed the world.
Contents
What is an invention?
The story of an invention
Tools
The wheel
Metalworking
Weights and measures
Pen and ink
Lighting
Timekeeping
Harnessing power
Printing
Optical inventions
Calculating
The steam engine
Navigation and surveying
Spinning and weaving
Batteries
Photography
Medical inventions
The telephone
Recording
The internal combustion engine
Cinema
Radio
nventions in the home
The cathode ray tube
Flight
Plastics
The silicon chip
Did you know?
Timeline of inventions
Find out more
Glossary
Index
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