Pioneers of the Industrial Age

Pioneers of the Industrial Age

Breakthroughs in Technology

eBook - 2013
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Rapidly developing technological innovation and mass production have become such hallmarks of our industrialized world that we may fail to consider the events and individuals that laid the groundwork for our many conveniences today. Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This lively volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history's greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas.
Publisher: Chicago : Britannica Educational Pub., 2013.
ISBN: 9781615307456
1615307451
Characteristics: 1 online resource (127 p.) : ill., ports.
Additional Contributors: Hollar, Sherman
Contents: Chapter 20 Alexander Graham BellChapter 21 Thomas Alva Edison; Chapter 22 Nikola Tesla; Chapter 23 Henry Ford; Chapter 24 Charles Martin Hall; Chapter 25 George Washington Carver; Chapter 26 The Wright Brothers; Chapter 27 Guglielmo Marconi; Chapter 28 Lee De Forest; Chapter 29 Nora Stanton Blatch Barney; Conclusion; Glossary; For More Information; For Further Reading; Index; Back Cover.
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Content; Introduction; Chapter 1 John Kay; Chapter 2 James Hargreaves; Chapter 3 Richard Arkwright; Chapter 4 James Watt; Chapter 5 Edmund Cartwright; Chapter 6 Samuel Crompton; Chapter 7 Robert Fulton; Chapter 8 Eli Whitney; Chapter 9 Samuel Slater; Chapter 10 The Stephenson Family; Chapter 11 Samuel F.B. Morse; Chapter 12 Charles Goodyear; Chapter 13 Cyrus Hall Mccormick; Chapter 14 Elias Howe; Chapter 15 Andrew Carnegie; Chapter 16 Margaret E. Knight; Chapter 17 John D. Rockefeller; Chapter 18 Elijah Mccoy; Chapter 19 George Westinghouse.
Summary: Rapidly developing technological innovation and mass production have become such hallmarks of our industrialized world that we may fail to consider the events and individuals that laid the groundwork for our many conveniences today. Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This lively volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history's greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas.

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