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Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin
by Gene Barretta (2006)
What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you'd set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight savings time, and invented bifocals -- all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. In this informative book, Gene Barretta brings Benjamin Franklin's genius to life, deepening our appreciation for one of the most influential figures in American history.


I Is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet
by Marcia Schonberg (2007)
For every budding scientist who would like to think beyond the smoking volcano, diorama, and colored graphs of the typical school science fair. I is for Idea explores the development of bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and many other inventions that we now take for granted in our daily lives. Readers will learn about the inventors and the genesis behind these ever-present and useful items. Curious kids will find plenty of inspiration as they discover the answers to their continuous questions. What is the basis for the phrase "the real McCoy"? What actually is the mother of invention? What kitchen appliance was developed after a scientists candy bar suddenly melted?

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How Nearly Everything Was Invented
by Roger Bridgman
This fascinating book begins with six key inventions and explores the people who created them and the ideas and innovations that inspired them. Illustrated with hilarious artwork teeming with tiny people (the Brainwaves!), this lighthearted look at more than 300 of the world's most important inventions makes it easy to see how one crazy notion leads to another culminating in the remarkable technological revolutions that change our lives forever.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
by Louis Haber
A readable, perceptive account of the lives of 14 gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many cases, altered the course of history. Includes a bibliography and an index.


Cool Stuff and How It Works
by Chris Woodford, Ben Morgan, Clint Witchalls
From microchips and iPods to robots in the human bloodstream, Cool Stuff and How It Works takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through the world of modern technology. Tech-savvy kids will love learning all about today's most innovative inventions -- where they came from, how they do what they do, and where they might take us in the future.




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