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A Nation of Inventors

Author : JoAnne Weisman Deitch
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This volume looks at some of the greatest inventions from each century of American history, from farming innovations to transportation, communications to computers.

America the Ingenious

Author : Kevin Baker
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America is a nation of inventors, tinkerers, researchers, and adventurers. What is it that makes America such a fertile place to explore, discover, and launch the next big thing? Baker brings his eye for historical detail to the grand, and grandly entertaining, tale of American innovation. You'll meet people who followed their passions and changed our world; the women who created things to make their own lives easier. And you'll learn how immigration leads to innovation.

Gadget Nation

Author : Steve Greenberg
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Features amateur inventors and their gizmos, from lighted slippers and finger shields to bird diapers and an alarm clock that rolls away from you when you reach for the snooze button.

Benjamin Franklin Inventor of the Nation

Author : Mark Shulman
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The story of America’s foremost inventor and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin, in graphic novel format. Benjamin Franklin has been called one of the most accomplished and influential Americans in history, and his role in shaping the United States has had a lasting impact that is still felt today. From his birth in Boston in 1706 to his days as a printer, inventor, and politician, Benjamin Franklin: Inventor of the Nation! tells the story of “the First American” in an accessible graphic novel format. Franklin’s research into topics as varied as electricity, meteorology, demography, and oceanography were as wide-ranging and important as his travels, which took him across the globe as a diplomat for the newly founded United States toward the end of the 18th century.

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV Si

Author : A. Bowdoin Van Riper
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In this first in-depth study of how historic scientists and inventors have been portrayed on screen, A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930 catalogs nearly 300 separate performances and includes essays on the screen images of more than 80 historic scientists, inventors, engineers, and medical researchers.

Celebrate the USA

Author : Lynn Kuntz
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Celebrate America with activites, facts and recipes for kids

Inventing a Nation

Author : Gore Vidal
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This New York Times bestseller offers “an unblinking view of our national heroes by one who cherishes them, warts and all” (New York Review of Books). In Inventing a Nation, National Book Award winner Gore Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and others. We come to know these men, through Vidal’s splendid prose, in ways we have not up to now—their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life at the key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation. He also illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they delivered, and the institutions of government by which we still live. More than two centuries later, America is still largely governed by the ideas championed by this triumvirate. The author of Burr and Lincoln, one of the master stylists of American literature and most acute observers of American life, turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of these formidable men

Inventors Awards

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
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Considers legislation to authorize Commerce Dept's National Inventors Council to make awards for inventive contributions to national defense. Also considers creation of a DOD Inventive Contributions Awards Board to recommend such awards.

How Inventors Can Aid the War Effort

Author : United States. National inventors council
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How Inventors Can Aid National Defense

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Address of the Advocate for the Patentees Inventors of Useful Improvements in the Arts and Sciences Petitioners to Congress for Redress of Grievances

Author : Samuel N. Mitchell
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Transactions

Author : Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland
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Transactions of the Institution of Engineers in Scotland with which is Incorporated the Scottish Shipbuilders Association

Author : Institution of Engineers in Scotland
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Scientists Inventors and Tinkerers The Discoveries and Inventions as Precursors that Led to Philo Farnsworth s Invention of Television

Author : Donald Ray Schwartz
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Scientists, Inventors, and Tinkerers is a monograph relating in linear fashion the discoveries and inventions in electricity, electronics, wireless, and mass communications that led to the inventor Philo Farnsworth having all necessary to realize his own moment of discovery-- by inventing one of the most influential of inventions, the television. The work includes a parallel discussion of the invention of lip-synchronization talking motion pictures, as both innovations, TV and Talkies, occurred in the same year.

French Inventions of the Eighteenth Century

Author : Shelby T. McCloy
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The eighteenth century, age of France's leadership in Western civilization, was also the most flourishing period of French inventive genius. Generally obscured by England's great industrial development are the contributions France made in the invention of the balloon, paper-making machines, the steamboat, the semaphore telegraph, gas illumination, the silk loom, the threshing machine, the fountain pen, and even the common graphite pencil. Shelby T. McCloy believes that these and many other inventions which have greatly influenced technological progress made prerevolutionary France the rival, if not the leader, of England. In his book McCloy analyzes the factors that led to France's inventive activity in the eighteenth century. He also advances reasons for France's failure to profit from her inventive prowess at a time when England's inventions were being put to immediate and practical use.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of African American Inventors

Author : Patricia Carter Sluby
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This book not only documents the valuable contributions of African American thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs past and present, but also puts these achievements into context of the obstacles these innovators faced because of their race. • Presents a chronology of patents issued to African Americans from the period of slavery to the present • Includes illustrations of patents and trademarks as well as advertising copy and photographs of African American entrepreneurs and patentees • Provides a bibliography of significant materials from the fields of invention, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and business • A helpful index offers access to the entries by inventor, invention, patents, trademarks, periodicals, and field/profession • An appendix holds a comprehensive roster of African American patentees listing the inventor's name, U.S. patent title and number, and date of issue

Inventors and Inventions

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From air conditioners to MRI scanners and from bicycles to frozen foods, modern life would be unimaginable without the work of inventors. Unlike other resources on inventions, Inventors and Inventions surprises readers with its wide-ranging exploration of inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System.

Great Again

Author : Henry R. Nothhaft
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The innovation engine that powered the U.S. economy to unmatched prosperity over the last century is now failing, threatening the way we work and live. As the nation spins its wheels--reeling from the job losses of the recession and seemingly unable to generate the breakthroughs needed to propel alternative energy, medicine, and other critical fields--Europe and especially Asia have begun to capture the leadership of crucial new technology sectors. How can America revitalize its innovation leadership and kick-start the economy again? In Great Again, veteran high-tech CEO Henry Nothhaft takes us inside the heart of America's innovation community to surface a new proposal for the job creation and economic growth we need. Bringing to life the human drama of the exhilarating, demanding and often frustrating startup environment, Nothhaft offers this complex world as the setting for a promising solution to the country's current standstill. Nothhaft, with journalist David Kline, says a breakthrough can be achieved through a series of practical and achievable tax, regulatory and other reforms that would help strengthen entrepreneurial startup businesses--and offer the necessary fuel for an American resurgence. They key is to bolster the segment and lessen the startup's struggle against a perfect storm of "red tape" burdens. In fact, this entrepreneurial ecosystem may be the only force in society that can create revolutionary innovations that would lead to new industries and millions of new jobs--generating prosperity again for all citizens. Great Again provides fresh research and original analysis to offer an entirely new lens for recovery. Filled with evocative stories and surprising evidence of the crucial role of the innovative force in society, the book presents an action plan that both entrepreneurs and policymakers can rally behind.

Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation

Author : Rayvon Fouché
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"In debunking some of the myths, including financial success and race pride, Fouché humanizes them and examines the greater significance of their work in the context of American sociological and commercial history." -- Booklist

Great Inventions and Inventors Grades 5 8

Author : Robert W. Smith
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