Great Inventions is a captivating chronicle of major technological advances that have shaped everyday life over the past two centuries. Each book provides an in-depth look at the dedicated individuals behind each invention, a history of each invention's development, and its present-day use and continuing evolution. Engaging text and informative sidebars join with archival and contemporary images to demonstrate how innovative thinking and determination can change the world.
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