Popular Mechanics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial arts

Page: N.A

View: 9637

Wilbur's Story

Author: Donald B. Holmes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409201007

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 8355

2008 is the Centennial of Wilbur Wright's key flights in France - flights that gave birth to modern aviation. It is a story little known in the English-speaking world; this 180pp, budget, B&W version of the lavishly-illustrated, full-colour first edition tells the remarkable story behind the Le Mans celebrations of 2008, and the 2009 Pau centennial of the first pilot school in the world. Includes over 150 antique French postcards; also newspaper reports and posters of these and other events of the Belle Epoque period of flightin France.

Mothers and Daughters of Invention

Notes for a Revised History of Technology

Author: Autumn Stanley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813521978

Category: Social Science

Page: 708

View: 3603

Written in an engaging and accessible style, this first broadly focused compensatory history of technology not only includes women's contributions but begins the long-overdue task of redefining technology and significant technology and to value these contributions correctly. Stanley traces women's inventions in five vital areas of technology worldwide--agriculture, medicine, reproduction, machines, and computers--from prehistory (or origin) forward, profiling hundreds of women, both famous and obscure. The author does not ignore theory. She contributes a paradigm for male takeovers of technologies originated by women.

Story of the Aeroplane

Author: Charles Galbreath

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040824807

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 873

Edison’s Concrete Piano

Flying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water Shoes, and 12 Other Flops from Great Inventors

Author: Judy Wearing

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 1554905516

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 8649

Not even geniuses always get it right . . . An “entertaining” look at the failures of great inventors (Booklist). To achieve great things, you have to be willing to take risks—and as Edison’s Concrete Piano reveals, some of the most famous names in history experienced plenty of flops and face-plants in the course of their careers. Thomas Edison, for example, not only revolutionized the world with the light bulb, but also designed a concrete piano, a nonoperational helicopter made from box kites and piano wire, and a machine to speak to the dead. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, actually devoted most of his time to his sheep farm in Nova Scotia—devising a multi-nippled sheep somewhere along the way. You’ll also learn about Leonardo da Vinci’s walk-on-water shoes, George Washington Carver’s miracle peanut cure, and much more. The ludicrous ideas, faulty designs, and offbeat hobbies in this volume will inspire laughs—and serve as a reminder that even the very best minds make mistakes. “Captivating . . . This book is full of lessons for inventors and non-inventors alike.” —Henry Petroski, author of Success through Failure

Patent searching for librarians and inventors

Author: Timothy Lee Wherry

Publisher: Amer Library Assn


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 89

View: 4194

Presents basic information on patents and their relation to copyrights and trademarks. Profiles seven steps to searching U.S. patents. Appendixes include "Thirty Often Asked Questions and Their Answers for the Amateur Inventor", patent libraries, and informative documents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Double Witness

Poems: 1970-1976

Author: Ben Belitt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400867215

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 2792

Ben Belitt writes, "This volume—my fifth—extends and deepens a preoccupation I have had with the visible and invisible manifestations of people, places, and things. It offers a variety of poems of formal and textural density and, in addition, a system of 'doublings' and 'solitudes' whose oppositions express the drama of reality and appearance." Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Professional Guide to Filmmaking [covers the HERO4 and all GoPro cameras]

Author: Bradford Schmidt,Brandon Thompson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133441032

Category: Photography

Page: 336

View: 7985

WHERE INSPIRATION MEETS TECHNICAL CRAFT, this guide to professional filmmaking with a GoPro is packed with hundreds of beautiful photos and interactive links to videos created by professional athletes, filmmakers, and inspired GoPro users around the world. As the only book to cover the art and technique of advanced filmmaking by the team at GoPro, you’ll get a unique insider’s look at GoPro’s history, all the different camera modes and settings, standard and experimental mounts, shooting principles, and editing techniques. Compelling stories from users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson offer a rare view into an incredible world of athleticism, artistic beauty, and storytelling. Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, top athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, you’ll get all the inspiration and instruction you need to capture and create your own engaging edits to share with the world. “This book is an invaluable window into Bradford and Brandon’s creative thinking and summarizes their years of experience. Hopefully it serves as a spark for you just as the authors have done for GoPro.” From the foreword by Nicholas Woodman, founder of GoPro


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Toy industry

Page: N.A

View: 1952

Facts about merchandise

Author: William Boyd Logan,Helen M. Moon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4844


Documents to the People

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Documents librarians

Page: N.A

View: 1295

Luxury Toys

Volume 2

Author: Joshua M. Bernstein

Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH

ISBN: 3832796304

Category: Design

Page: 220

View: 2981

What if there were no limits imposed by budget or practicality? This book takes you to a world where anything is possible. Let your fantasy free with this array of ultimate consumer delights. These pages feature such objects as underwater motorcycles, personal spaceships, and every manner of gadgets and accessories. These luxury toys offer fine detailing, craftsmanship, design, and materials. Whether you feel envy or a rush of acquisitive frenzy will depend purely on you. One thing is for sure: you’ll be entertained by the spectacular photography and tantalizing descriptions.