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The Resource Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke

Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke

Label
Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse
Title
Inventing modern America
Title remainder
from the microwave to the mouse
Statement of responsibility
text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the personal stories of thirty-five American scientists, technologists, and researchers whose inventions have had a significant impact on life in the twentieth century in the areas of medicine and healthcare, consumer products, transportation, energy and the environment, and computing and telecommunications
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, David E.
Dewey number
609.73/09/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T20
LC item number
.B76 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
  • United States
  • Uitvindingen
  • Uitvinders
  • Biographie
  • Erfinder
  • Erfindung
  • USA
  • Inventions
  • Inventeurs
  • Erfinder
  • Erfindung
  • USA
Label
Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy022/2001044768.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A publication of the Lemelson-MIT program for invention and innovation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Medicine and healthcare. Raymond Damadian : MRI scanner, magnetic resonance imaging (1977) -- Thomas Fogarty : balloon embolectomy catheter (1961) -- Wilson Greatbatch : implantable cardiac pacemaker (1958) -- Dean Kamen : portable medication technology (1970s) -- Mary-Claire King : advances in the treatment of breast cancer (1990) -- Robert Langer : biomedical applications of polymers (1980s) -- Rosalyn Yalow : RIA, radioimmunoassay (1959) -- Consumer products. Leo Baekeland : Bakelite, the first modern plastic (1907) -- Harold "Doc" Edgerton : stop-action photography (1931) --Philo T. Farnsworth : electronic television (1927) -- Stephanie Kwolek : Kevlar (1964) -- Jerome Lemelson : apparatus for driving tape in a cartridge (1972) -- Jacob Rabinow : self-regulating clock (1954) -- Percy Spencer : microwave oven (1947) -- Transportation. Ole Evinrude : outboard boat motor (1907) -- Henry Ford : assembly line (1913) -- Robert Goddard : liquid-fueled rocket (1926) -- Paul MacCready : human-powered airplane (1977) -- Garrett Morgan : traffic signal (1923) -- Elmer Ambrose Sperry : gyrocompass (1911)
  • Energy and environment. George Washington Carver : industrial applications for agricultural products (1910s) -- Carl Djerassi : nontoxic pest-control products (1960s) -- Sally Fox : naturally colored cotton (1989) -- Buckminster Fuller : geodesic dome (1950) -- Ashok Gadgil : ultraviolet water purification system (1993) -- Stanford Ovshinksy : mass production of photovoltaic cells (1983) -- John Todd : ecosystems for combating pollution (1984) -- Computing and telecommunications. Nolan Bushnell : video game (1971) -- Douglas Engelbart : computer mouse (1968) -- Al Gross : walkie-talkie (1937) -- Erna Schneider Hoover : computerized telephone switching system (1965) -- Grace Murray Hopper : computer compiler (1952) -- Raymond Kurzweil : optical reading machine for the blind (1976) -- Carver Mead : very-large-scale integrated circuits (1971) -- Steve Wozniak : personal computer (1976)
Control code
ocm47916189
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780262523493
Lccn
2001044768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47916189
  • (OCoLC)47916189
Label
Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse, text by David E. Brown ; foreword by Lester C. Thurow ; introductions by James Burke
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy022/2001044768.html
Publication
Note
"A publication of the Lemelson-MIT program for invention and innovation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Medicine and healthcare. Raymond Damadian : MRI scanner, magnetic resonance imaging (1977) -- Thomas Fogarty : balloon embolectomy catheter (1961) -- Wilson Greatbatch : implantable cardiac pacemaker (1958) -- Dean Kamen : portable medication technology (1970s) -- Mary-Claire King : advances in the treatment of breast cancer (1990) -- Robert Langer : biomedical applications of polymers (1980s) -- Rosalyn Yalow : RIA, radioimmunoassay (1959) -- Consumer products. Leo Baekeland : Bakelite, the first modern plastic (1907) -- Harold "Doc" Edgerton : stop-action photography (1931) --Philo T. Farnsworth : electronic television (1927) -- Stephanie Kwolek : Kevlar (1964) -- Jerome Lemelson : apparatus for driving tape in a cartridge (1972) -- Jacob Rabinow : self-regulating clock (1954) -- Percy Spencer : microwave oven (1947) -- Transportation. Ole Evinrude : outboard boat motor (1907) -- Henry Ford : assembly line (1913) -- Robert Goddard : liquid-fueled rocket (1926) -- Paul MacCready : human-powered airplane (1977) -- Garrett Morgan : traffic signal (1923) -- Elmer Ambrose Sperry : gyrocompass (1911)
  • Energy and environment. George Washington Carver : industrial applications for agricultural products (1910s) -- Carl Djerassi : nontoxic pest-control products (1960s) -- Sally Fox : naturally colored cotton (1989) -- Buckminster Fuller : geodesic dome (1950) -- Ashok Gadgil : ultraviolet water purification system (1993) -- Stanford Ovshinksy : mass production of photovoltaic cells (1983) -- John Todd : ecosystems for combating pollution (1984) -- Computing and telecommunications. Nolan Bushnell : video game (1971) -- Douglas Engelbart : computer mouse (1968) -- Al Gross : walkie-talkie (1937) -- Erna Schneider Hoover : computerized telephone switching system (1965) -- Grace Murray Hopper : computer compiler (1952) -- Raymond Kurzweil : optical reading machine for the blind (1976) -- Carver Mead : very-large-scale integrated circuits (1971) -- Steve Wozniak : personal computer (1976)
Control code
ocm47916189
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780262523493
Lccn
2001044768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47916189
  • (OCoLC)47916189

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