Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions by Alvin K. Benson
S/m P*s | 2048 pages | English | 2009 | ISBN: 1587655225 | PDF | 84,2 MB
This addition to the Great Lives series offers 409 essays covering significant inventors (27 of them female) worldwide and throughout history. The essays are arranged alphabetically from ‘Abbas ibn Firnas to Zworykin, Vladimir. The inventions that are covered occurred in a wide variety of disciplines—physics, mathematics, agriculture, astronomy, and more. The essays are generally three to four pages in length, and each one begins with basic biographical information, such as the individualâ™s name, nationality, and birth and death dates, as well as primary fields and primary inventions.
The body of the essay is arranged into three sections: “Early...