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Wulffson, Don L.

Summary: Brief factual stories about how various familiar things were invented, many by accident, from animal crackers to the zipper.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609 WUL

Claybourne, Anna.

Summary: Everyday things like toasters, chocolate bars, and cars are only here because someone bothered to invent them. Learn about these, and other brilliant ideas, from ancient inventions like the wheel, to the high-tech gadgets of the modern world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [EDC Publishing] 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609 CLA

Benford, Gregory

Summary: Reveals predictions made in "Popular Mechanics" magazine between 1903 and 1969 about what the future would hold!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hearst Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 BEN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 609 Benford 2012

Barretta, Gene.

Summary: Shares a portrait of the inventor famed for such innovations as the incandescent lightbulb, batteries, and movie cameras, exploring his life-changing achievements and perseverance in the face of numerous failures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Christy Ottaviano Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 EDI

Koslow, Philip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kidsbooks 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 KOS

Summary: "An introduction to inventions and discoveries from ancient to modern times, including how they were developed and their effects on society. Features include fact boxes, illustrations, period photographs, a timeline, a glossary, and a list of recommended books and websites"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609 INV

Tomecek, Steve.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Nonfiction 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609 Tom

9 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects: the car, the airplane, the smartphone, the rocket, the robot, and the telescope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BRE

Kennedy, Pagan

Summary: The writer of the New York Times Magazine' s popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "ah-a" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 KEN

Harrison, Ian

Summary: Relates the histories of over 120 inventions that have become staples of modern life, including the electric iron, sliced bread, the wine box, submarines, typewriters, jet skis, the disposable syringe, and bar codes, each with photographs, facts, and anecdotes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2004

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 609 Harri

Burke, James

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 BUR

Gies, Frances.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609.409 GIE

Rosen, William

Summary: Traces how the adoption of the concept of intellectual property transformed the world after a millennium of poor progress in human welfare, documenting how a group of inventors and entrepreneurs developed the steam engine technology.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 908.81 Rosen 2010

Murphy, Glenn.

Summary: A brief history of mankind's greatest inventions, from the first firemaking implements to the Internet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 600 Murphy 2009

James, Peter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 JAM

Lunis, Natalie.

Summary: Traces the development of household technology through the decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Pub. Co. 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609.222 Lunis

Summary: Introduces viewers to the inventors, entrepreneurs and industrial scientists whose work fueled the 20th century's technological revolution. Topics include aviation and automobiles, mass media and the computer, and synthetic materials like nylon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIG

Platt, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609 PLA

Asimov, Isaac

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 509 ASI

Barretta, Gene.

Summary: Presents an introduction to the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, one of the nation's most beloved figures, credited with introducing bifocals, daylight savings time, lightning rods, and the establishment of post offices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2009

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609.2 BAR

Evans, Harold.

Summary: An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating--by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 EVA

Evans, Harold.

Summary: Traces how the innovators set America on a course to attain a standard of living unprecedented in the history of the world.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner Audiobooks 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 609 EVA

Thimmesh, Catherine.

Summary: Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing such items as correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2000

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609.2 Thimmesh

Shenkman, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1991

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