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The Renaissance inventors : with history projects for kids —Klepeis, Alicia, 1971- author.
Book
2018
1 available of 3 items

"In The Renaissance Inventors with History Projects for Kids, readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors ...

Rethink : the surprising history of new ideas —Poole, Steven, 1972- author.
Book
2016
6 available of 6 items

Innovation is not always as innovative as it may seem. This is the story of how old ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of science and technology, informing the way w...

Breakthrough the ideas that changed the world
DVD
2019
5 available of 6 items

Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects: the car, the airplane, the smartphone, the rocket, the robot, and the telescope.

How to invent everything : a survival guide for the stranded time traveler —North, Ryan, 1980- author.
Book
2018
12 available of 16 items

"What would you do if you had a time machine that took you hundreds or thousands of years into the past . . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on civilization's original timeline? And how hard wou...

Soundbreaking stories from the cutting edge of recorded music
Blu-ray
2016
0 available of 1 items

Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then c...

Great discoveries and inventions that have changed the world : from the end of the 19th century to the present
Book
2018
3 available of 4 items

"What would life be like without cars, refrigerators, the Internet, or the omnipresent smartphone? Learn about the discovery of the most important inventions that have influenced the contemporary world, from the end of t...

James May's 20th century. Big ideas. [Disc 3] —May, James, 1963-
DVD
2012
1 available of 1 items

James confronts the impending convergence between man and machine and explores the world of cyborgs, robots and artificial intelligence. In Japan, James meets a man who has made an android double of himself. He gets to p...

The gun —Chivers, C. J.
Book
2010
4 available of 4 items

What tech calls thinking : an inquiry into the intellectual bedrock of Silicon Valley —Daub, Adrian, author.
Book
2020
1 available of 1 items

"Adrian Daub's What Tech Calls Thinking is a lively dismantling of the ideas that form the intellectual bedrock of the tech industry. The language and ideas that Silicon Valley uses to explain and justify itself are as i...

James May's 20th century. Disc 2 —May, James, 1963-
DVD
2012
1 available of 1 items

James May revisits the 20th century to discover how inventors and their innovations changed the way we live today. With his trademark curiosity, insight, and wit, he shows how new technologies have revolutionized every a...

The engineering book : from the catapult to the Curiosity Rover : 250 milestones in the history of engineering —Brain, Marshall, author.
Book
2015
6 available of 6 items

Engineering is where human knowledge meets real-world problems--and solves them. It's the source of some of our greatest inventions, from the catapult to the jet engine, from the cell phone to the Large Hadron Collider. ...

Soundbreaking stories from the cutting edge of recorded music.
DVD
2016
1 available of 1 items

Music has been a constant in human history. Then came recording, and music was forever transformed. It's an eight-part documentary series that traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of cutting-edge ...

Women inventors who changed the world —Braun, Sandra.
Book
2012
1 available of 1 items

First air war
DVD
2014
6 available of 7 items

When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes. By the war's end, the blueprint of the modern fighter aircraft had emerged. To trace the story of this ast...

Accidents may happen —Jones, Charlotte Foltz.
Book
1996
2 available of 2 items

Describes how a wide variety of things such as nursery rhymes, the national anthem, anesthesia, cellophane, raisins, and dynamite came into being.

The modern world
Book
2010
8 available of 8 items

Bigger, better, faster
DVD
2005
2 available of 2 items

Introduces viewers to the inventors, entrepreneurs and industrial scientists whose work fueled the 20th century's technological revolution. Topics include aviation and automobiles, mass media and the computer, and synthe...

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