Great Inventions and Discoveries

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Piercy, Willis Duff
Format: eBook
Published: Project Gutenberg, 2011
Series:Project Gutenberg 37574
Online Access: An ebook freely available from Project Gutenberg
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The printing press
  • The steam engine
  • Electricity: the telegraph and the telephone
  • Electricity: Lighting, transportation, and other uses
  • The discovery of America
  • Weapons and gunpowder
  • Astronomical discoveries and inventions
  • The cotton-gin
  • Anæsthetics
  • Steel and rubber
  • Stenography and the typewriter
  • The friction match
  • Photography
  • Clocks
  • Some machines: The sewing machine. The reaper. Spinning and weaving machines
  • Aeronautics.