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Splendidly unreasonable inventors

the lives, loves and deaths of 30 pioneers who changed the world

Published by Overlook Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

King Camp Gilette: that one big idea
Chester Carlson: one big chance
Isaac Merritt Singer: a toad in his time
Kokichi Mikimoto: pearls of wisdom
John Stith Pemberton: the gift of addiction
Alfred Bernhard Nobel: Mr. Dynamite
Samuel Colt: the big bang
Bette Nesmith Graham: disappearing act
Marc Isambard Brunel: tunnel vision
Isambard Kingdom Brunel: the biggest and the best
John Holland: taking a dip
Rudolf Diesel: internal combustion
George Selden: road hog
Percy Shaw: eye catcher
Charles Goodyear: cooking caoutchouc
Eli Whitney: running wild
William Thomas Green Morton: confidence man
Jonas Salk: a pass at the moon
Paul Winchell: the way to an artificial heart
Albert Coombs Barnes: playing with art
Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis: I speak but no one will listen
Thomas Alva Edison: the wizard
Nikola Tesla: the magician
Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince: where in the world?
Auguste and Louis Lumière: the magic box
William Bradford Shockley: Doctor Beep Beep
Alexander Graham Bell: business calls
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: lightning line
Sir Charles Wheatstone: an empty chair
Charles Proteus Steinmetz: gentle giant.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-209) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
601
Library of Congress
T15 .C65 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 214 pages :
Number of pages
214

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26480561M
Internet Archive
splendidlyunreas0000coll
ISBN 10
1590202694
ISBN 13
9781590202692
OCLC/WorldCat
320798795
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