1,000 inventions & discoveries
Fascinating stories and vivid photographs and illustrations summarize one thousand notable inventions and discoveries of ancient and modern times, from 600,000 B.C. to the beginning of the twenty-first century A.D.
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Alhazen ancient Egypt ancient Egyptians animals Archimedes astronomer atoms became Bell Britain British engineer built called camera carbon cells century Charles chemical chemist China Chinese Christiaan Huygens color containing Craig Venter created cylinder designed developed discovered discovery Doug Engelbart early Earth electric electronic England English Europe fibers film fire France French genes George George Stephenson glass Greek heat Hero of Alexandria Hipparchus Humphry Davy idea inside invented inventor iron James John known lamp later Sir launched Leon Alberti light machine magnetic mathematician mechanism Mesopotamia metal modern movable type moved needed patented penicillin physicist Pierre Pierre Curie plant plastic printing produced published pump Pythagoras radio recording Roman scientist shape showed speed stars started steam stone telescope theory tube turned vacuum Vladimir Zworykin waves wheels William wire wooden writing