Encyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 285 páginas

The 20th century saw radical changes to the pulse and quality of its everyday life, thanks to a wave of astonishing inventions that improved virtually every aspect of daily existence. Some inventions became essential household products we continue to use today. Others were replaced by new and improved inventions. This invaluable reference presents more than 40 alphabetical categories of everyday inventions for the home and domestic life, grouped by purpose or function.

Inventions covered in Encyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions include ballpoint pens, coffee makers, electric guitars, hair dryers, the Internet, remote controls, zippers, and many other daily household items. Articles detail each invention's history, including how it works and what future developments are possible. A portrait of the larger historical, technological, and cultural landscape helps students understand why certain products were invented and how the future could alter the need for these products. An index and cross-references allow readers to easily find specific inventions of interest. Illustrations and diagrams complement the text.

 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Timeline of Inventions
7
Adhesive Tapes
19
Audio Recording
25
Ballpoint Pen
33
Batteries
43
Bread Machines
49
Calculators and Cash Registers
53
Home Video
149
Jukeboxes
155
Heat Generating
161
Motorized
169
Microwave Ovens
175
Motion Pictures
181
Personal Hygiene Products
189
Phonographs and High Fidelity
193

Cameras
59
Compact Discs
67
Construction Toys
73
Convertible Furniture
79
Credit Cards
89
Digital Telecommunications
93
Dishwashers
99
Electric Power Tools
105
Electronic Musical Instruments
115
Fasteners
121
Frozen Foods
131
Glues and Adhesives
137
Hair Care Products
141
Radios
203
Refrigerators
215
Remote Controls
221
Telephone Answering Machines
227
Telephones
233
Television
243
Vacuum Cleaners
249
Vending Machines
255
Video Games and Computer Games
261
Washing Machines and Dryers
269
Index
277
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Sobre el autor (2003)

David J. Cole is head of the department of philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, where he teaches and writes articles on values and technology.

Eve Browning Cole is associate professor of philosophy at University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN.

Fred E. H. Schroeder is professor emeritus of humanities at University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. He specializes in popular culture topics.

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