Books in category Technology & Engineering – Inventions

  • Ingenious

    Jason Fagone

    Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off.

  • 100 Local Heroes

    100 Local Heroes
    Adam Hart-Davis

    Adam Hart-Davis here presents the best of British heroes: brilliant and often eccentric pioneers of science, invention and technology

  • The Change Function

    The Change Function
    Pip Coburn

    The ultimate guide to predicting winners and losers in high technology Pip Coburn became famous for writing some of the liveliest reports on Wall Street.

  • Eureka

    Gavin Weightman

    While the discoveries of scientists have provided vital knowledge which has made innovation possible, it is more often than not the amateur who enjoys the "eureka moment" when an invention works for the first time.

  • Time Lord

    Time Lord
    Clark Blaise

    Set in a time marked by substantial technological and cultural transformation, Time Lord is also an erudite exploration of art, literature, consciousness, and our changing relationship to time From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Innovation in Socio Cultural Context

    Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context
    Frane Adam, Hans Westlund

    This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of innovation: the social networks and the norms; values and attitudes (such as trust) of the actors; social capital as both bonding and bridging links between actors; and …

  • Montreal s Expo 67

    Montreal’s Expo 67
    Bill Cotter

    Montreal's Expo 67 was the first world's fair held in Canada, and it was a huge success, attracting over 50 million visitors.

  • Invention by Design

    Invention by Design
    Henry Petroski

    Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible

  • Bunch of Amateurs

    Bunch of Amateurs
    Jack Hitt

    From a tattooed young woman in the Bay Area trying to splice a fish’s glow-in-the-dark gene into common yogurt (all done in her kitchen using salad spinners) to a space fanatic on the brink of developing the next generation of telescopes …

  • The Wheel

    The Wheel
    Richard W. Bulliet

    In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society.

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