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My Notebook of Questions : Inventions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 18, 2012)

The objects that surround us are so much a part of our daily lives that we often forget they have not always been around.


My Scrapbook of Discoveries and Inventions (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The wise Professor Genius opens up the pages of his personal Scrapbook of Discoveries and Inventions.


Young Explorers’ Guide : Ingenious Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • A breathtaking adventure – and you’re in control! • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time-machine • A world of knowledge, just waiting...


Hardcore Inventing

by Robert Yonover & Ellie Crowe Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

You've come up with a great solution to a persistent probleman invention that will help thousands of people. But what do you have to do to turn it into a reality? Robert Yonover uses his experiences from the...


The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

by Ken Banks & Desmond Tutu London Publishing Partnership (November 20, 2013)

Despite the tens of billions spent each year in international aid, some of the most promising and exciting social innovations and businesses have come about by chance. Many of the people behind them did not...


DIY Inventions

by Richard Cromwell eBookIt.com (July 26, 2013)

DIY Inventions by Richard Cromwell

Guides an Inventor through ALL the Invention "Success Steps" to develop an initial idea into a new product which will earn an income.

How to Evaluate your idea to see if it will...


Twelve Inventions Which Changed America: The Influence of Technology on American Culture

by Gerhard Falk Hamilton Books (February 13, 2013)

Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and...


The 1984 New Orleans World's Fair

by Bill Cotter Arcadia Publishing (December 31, 2008)

In 1984, the city of New Orleans hosted the last world's fair held in the United States.

Conceived as part of an ambitious effort to revitalize a dilapidated section of the city and establish New Orleans as a...


Frank Pantridge

by Cecil Lowry Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Countless thousands of men and women around the world have good reason to be thankful that Frank Partridge survived three and a half years of brutal Japanese captivity. Had he not, they too would in all probability...


Reluctant Genius

by Charlotte Gray Arcade (August 01, 2011)

The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment...


Quirky

by Melissa A Schilling PublicAffairs (February 12, 2018)

The science behind the traits and quirks that drive creative geniuses to make spectacular breakthroughs

What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world -- those creative geniuses who give...


Ingenious Patents

by Ben Ikenson & Jay Bennett Black Dog & Leventhal (February 26, 2018)

For the curious and the creators, Ingenious Patents tells the fascinating history of the inventors and their creations that have changed our world.

Discover some of the most innovative of the 6.5 million patents...


Make, Think, Imagine

by John Browne Pegasus Books (August 28, 2019)

Today's unprecedented pace of change leaves many people wondering what new technologies are doing to our lives. Has social media robbed us of our privacy and fed us with false information? Are the decisions...


SAM

by Jonathan Waldman Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (January 07, 2020)

A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay...


How Innovation Works

by Matt Ridley HarperAudio (May 19, 2020)

Building on his national bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject.

Innovation is the main event of the modern...


The Great Questions of Tomorrow

by David Rothkopf Simon & Schuster Audio / Ted (April 18, 2017)

We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution--one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will challenge and alter fundamental concepts such as national identity, human rights, money, and...


SAM

by Jonathan Waldman & Corey Brill Simon & Schuster Audio (January 07, 2020)

A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay...


Where's My Jetpack?

by Daniel H. Wilson & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest--things are a little disappointing. Despite every World's Fair prediction and the advertisements in comic books, we are not living the future we were promised....


Quirky

by Melissa A Schilling & Erin Bennett PublicAffairs (February 13, 2018)

The science behind the traits and quirks that drive creative geniuses to make spectacular breakthroughs

What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world--those creative geniuses who give us...


How Innovation Works

by Matt Ridley Harper (May 19, 2020)

Building on his national bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject.

Innovation is the main event of the modern age,...


The Influence of Inventions Upon Civilization

by Chauncey Smith Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 10, 2019)

This book treats of the Influence of Inventions upon Civilization.


SAM

by Jonathan Waldman Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (January 07, 2020)

A true story of innovation, centered on a scrappy team of engineers--far from the Silicon Valley limelight--and their quest to achieve a surprisingly difficult technological feat: building a robot that can lay...


America the Ingenious

by Kevin Baker Artisan (October 04, 2016)

“Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker’s survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still...


Creating Things That Matter

by David Edwards Henry Holt and Co. (October 15, 2018)

Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.

Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary...


The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla

by Thomas Commerford Martin Canterbury Classics (April 16, 2019)

The early works of famed inventor Nikola Tesla, and a source of inspiration for generations of innovators.

 

At the time it was first published in 1893, The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla ...


Breakout

by Newt Gingrich Regnery Publishing (November 04, 2013)

It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future.

America is on the edge of a breakout. In fact, we are poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history....


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions

by Bathroom Readers' Institute Portable Press (May 01, 2013)

From the nation’s top collector of curious and interesting information comes a book of strange gadgets you never knew existed.

The writers behind Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader present this totally true treasury...


The Joint Kitchen

by Michael David Ries Koehler Books (November 20, 2017)

 

Imagine a doctor doing ordinary activities in his kitchen, stopping to draw some of the everyday objects around him, like an orange and a corkscrew. Then watch him turn those drawings into advanced patents...


Hello? Is This Mr. Graham Bell? - Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Alexander Graham Bell opened the doors to improving telecommunications between humans. He invented the telephone and the inventors after him kept making new and better versions. Reading about his life will reveal...


The Energy Evolution – Harnessing Free Energy from Nature

by Viktor Schauberger & Callum Coats Gill Books (October 05, 2000)

The Energy Evolution, the final volume in the revolutionary Eco-Technology series, contains radical environmentalist Viktor Schauberger’s groundbreaking writings on methods for energy generation that harness...


Ekco Sounds

by Chris Poole Estuary Publishing (March 01, 2014)

At the turn of the 20th century, an exciting new invention had everyone transfixed. The radio brought the world into people’s homes and for young Eric Kirkham Cole it was a chance to experiment, as he built...


Touch of Danger: Book two in the Lockie Trilogy.

by Desmond L Kelly Desmond L. Kelly (July 27, 2017)

 

The sharks in the water may not be as bad as the sharks on Macleay Island. 

That’s what Lockie finds when he clashes with hard men and stands in their way. 

 

Peter, a hermit mariner, meets the retired Lockie...


Quirky

by Melissa A Schilling PublicAffairs (February 13, 2018)

From historical figures such as Marie Curie to contemporaries such as Steve Jobs, a handful of innovators have changed the world. What made them so spectacularly inventive? Melissa A. Schilling, one of the world's...


Henry Ford

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Henry Ford in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Henry Ford....


The Perfectionists

by Simon Winchester Harper (May 08, 2018)

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb...


Canadian Failures

by Alex Benay Dundurn (October 21, 2017)

Successful Canadians write about failure, and how it got them where they are today.

What does it mean to fail? To some of the most successful Canadians, it was a rite of passage, a stepping stone to greater things,...


Famous Americans in History | Inventors & Inventions | 2nd Grade U.S. History Vol 2

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Why is it important to go back to history instead of just focusing on the present? The reason is because there is so many lessons that you can learn from the past! You have the vantage point of being in the...


The Journey from the Abacus to the Smartphone | Children's Modern History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

If your child can learn about the world before the smartphones, it would lead to a better understanding of how technology has helped reshape the world. This educational book will give your child the window to...


Effective innovation in science, technology and business

by Dag Herman Zeiner-Gundersen Norront (June 15, 2016)

Dag Herman Zeiner-Gundersen has broad expertise in science, engineering technology and business management. He has managed multi-million dollar projects and is an innovator in renewable energy and other fields....


The Everything Da Vinci Book

by Shana Priwer & Cynthia Phillips Everything (March 13, 2006)

Whatever you've heard about Leonardo Da Vinci, the truth is even more fascinating! From his provocative relationship with the church and secret societies such as the Freemasons to the secrets behind his art...


Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady Dundurn (May 20, 2013)

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...


TIME-LIFE American Inventions: Big Ideas That Changed Modern Life

by The Editors of Time-Life TIME-LIFE (August 12, 2016)

As John Maynard Keynes said, ideas change the course of history. Trace inventions from vision to reality and learn how they shaped the world that we know today in TIME LIFE American Inventions. This new special...


5th Grade Us History: Famous US Inventors: Fifth Grade Books Inventors for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

Show your gratitude to the people who made life today much more comfortable. This book accumulates information on some of the world's most famous US inventors. Complete with images and an easy-to-read format,...


The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions

by Richard W. Bulliet Columbia University Press (January 19, 2016)

In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels...


The Great Questions of Tomorrow

by David Rothkopf Simon & Schuster/ Ted (April 18, 2017)

We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution--one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will challenge and alter fundamental concepts such as national identity, human rights, money, and...


They Laughed at Galileo

by Albert Jack Skyhorse (September 22, 2015)

A humorous account of great inventors and their critics who predicted failure.

They Laughed at Galileo takes a humorous and reflective look at one thousand years of the development of humankind: those who dreamt,...


The Hungry Scientist Handbook

by Patrick Buckley & Lily Binns HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Inventive, (mostly) edible DIY gadgets and projects guaranteed to captivate

The Hungry Scientist Handbook brings DIY technology into the kitchen and onto the plate. It compiles the most mouthwatering projects...


The Perfection of the Paper Clip

by James Ward Atria Books (April 21, 2015)

Change the way you look at office supplies forever with this wonderfully enlightening and quirky exploration of the fascinating backstories of everyday objects, such as the humble and perfectly designed paper...