Patents: Ingenious Inventions : how They Work and how They Came to be

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Black Dog & Leventhal, May 1, 2004 - Social Science - 288 pages
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Patents is covered in bubble wrap, one of man's more ingenious creations. It includes dozens of notable patents, from the airplane, brassiere, chain saw, and fire hydrant to the Internet, parachute, plunger, and zipper. The purpose of each device is explained in accessible language, along with background about the inventor, interesting sidebars and history, and an excerpt from the original patent application. The artwork throughout includes photos of original models and patent diagrams created by the inventors themselves, annotated to show exactly how each item works.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
A History
10
THE RADICAL AND REVOLUTIONARY PATENT
13
THE LITTLE PATENT THAT COULD
65
THE MORE HUMANE PATENT
109
THE STRANGE SENSATIONAL PATENT
153
THE PATENT THAT EASES
187
THE PATENT THAT PLEASES
235
RESOURCES
273
Bibliography
279
Index
285
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Ben Ikenson is a writer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicenbsp; based in Washington, D.C. He is also a freelance writer. His articles on wildlife conservation have appeared in regional, national, and international magazines, including Américas, Earth Island Journal, Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine, North American Sportsman Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, and American Indian Report.

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