This National Geographic rendition contains details of critical inventions over the past millenia. It is perfect for a student science project in grammar or high school. For instance, typical inventions depicted and described include: - the alarm clock invented in Wurzburg , Germany 1350-80 - the permwave by Nessler of Germany - cereal flakes by Kellogg in 1894 - the new tetrahedron milk carton in 1943 - the 1902 Carrier Air Conditioner 30-ton unit - the 1867 patent for a big wheel
The presentation is complete, priced reasonably and easy to read for students, scientists, historians and a wide constituency of academicians everywhere.
Nothing earth-shattering, just fun vignettes of famous inventions, including thumbnails of the inventors and "did you know?" trivia. One interesting piece of trivia: Abraham Lincoln padded his credentials as the greatest president of all time by being the only President to be awarded a patent (for a method of floating riverboats over obstructions by inflatable rubber bladders, a device that was never actually built).