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Books > Children's & Educational > Technology & applied sciences > Inventors, engineers & medical figures

Inventors (Paperback): Martin W Sandler Inventors (Paperback)
Martin W Sandler
R260 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R15 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Library of Congress, located in Washington, DC, is often called "the storehouse of our national memory," and is home to the largest collection of knowledge on earth. Illustrated with over 100 vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from its archives, the Library of Congress Books offer readers a fascinating look at some of the most important events in our country's history.

Americans have been characterized by their inventive spirit since the days of Benjamin Franklin, but the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proved especially fruitful in groundbreaking discoveries that revolutionized life as we know it. This richly illustrated book presents the evolution of these inventions as it has never been seen before--and celebrates the spirit of the great American inventors who let loose their imaginations and changed the world forever.

Notable Children's Trade Books in Social Studies, 1997 (NCSS/CBC)

Willem Kolff and the Invention of the Dialysis Machine (Hardcover, Library binding): Kathleen Tracy Willem Kolff and the Invention of the Dialysis Machine (Hardcover, Library binding)
Kathleen Tracy
R480 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R48 (10%) Out of stock

A biography of the Dutch doctor who worked to perfect a means of treating kidney failure and later helped develop the first artificial heart.

Otto Hahn and the Story of Nuclear Fission (Hardcover, Library binding): Jim Whiting Otto Hahn and the Story of Nuclear Fission (Hardcover, Library binding)
Jim Whiting; Manufactured by Mitchell Lane Publishers
R479 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R48 (10%) Out of stock

Profiles German chemist Otto Hahn, whose research into radioactivity led to the discovery of nuclear fission and, despite his opposition, to the development of the atomic bomb.

Inventing the Camera (Paperback): Joanne Richter Inventing the Camera (Paperback)
Joanne Richter
R173 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R11 (6%) Out of stock

This work is intended for ages 9-12. With the invention of the camera, the last century and a half has become the most visually documented age in history. This fascinating book describes in simple terms how a camera works and identifies the inventors who helped develop this important technology. Follow the camera's evolution from the discovery in ancient China that an image could be created from light travelling through a pinhole, to modern day digital cameras, camera phones, and web cams. Topics include: the first cameras and the birth of photography; the marketing industry and big players; advances in film, lenses, flashes and colour photos; and some of the world's most famous photographers.

Inventors and Inventions - Radiology (Hardcover, Library Binding): K. Winkler Inventors and Inventions - Radiology (Hardcover, Library Binding)
K. Winkler
R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Out of stock

An overview of the science of radiology, from Roentgen's discovery of the x-ray to the evolving uses of radiology in medicine and industry.

DK Eyewitness Guides: Invention (Hardcover, Reissue): DK Eyewitness Guides: Invention (Hardcover, Reissue)
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Out of stock

The Eyewitness series is a collectable visual encyclopedia of childrens' reference books. Illustrations throughout - including photography - bring each object vividly to life to provide an eyewitness view of the natural world. Coverage of each subject provides a collection of knowledge and offers an exciting, fresh approach to the wonders and workings of the world around us.;This book provides an informative look at the world's most outstanding inventions. Highlights inventions from the simplest flint tools to today's sophisticated electronic devices. Concentrates on the most important inventions - the ones that have influenced contemporary life.

Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews (Hardcover): Ann Bausum Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews (Hardcover)
Ann Bausum; Photographs by American Museum of Natural History; Foreword by George Borup Andrews
R275 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R59 (21%) Out of stock

A biography of the great explorer-adventurer, who discovered huge finds of dinosaur bones in Mongolia, pioneered modern paleontology field research, and became the director of the American Museum of Natural History.

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