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The Influence of Inventions Upon Civilization

by Chauncey Smith

This book treats of the Influence of Inventions upon Civilization.

Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future

by Iwan Rhys Morus

Nikola Tesla was a bundle of contradictions – a consummate showman and a private recluse; a man of science addicted to self-promotion; a prolific inventor of technologies that made other people’s fortunes. ...


by Winston C Fraser

This book represents the fulfilment of a request made by my dad’s first cousin, Charlie Fraser, in May 1973, when, at the age of 92, he gave me a somewhat weathered brown envelope stuffed with documents to...

Innovation: A Very Short Introduction

by Mark Dodgson & David Gann

What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed? Innovation, the ways ideas are made valuable, plays an essential role in economic and social development, and is an increasingly...

The Perfectionists

by Simon Winchester

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb...

The Joint Kitchen

by Michael David Ries


Imagine a doctor doing ordinary activities in his kitchen, stopping to draw some of the everyday objects around him, like an orange and a corkscrew. Then watch him turn those drawings into advanced patents...

Canadian Failures

by Alex Benay

Successful Canadians write about failure, and how it got them where they are today.

What does it mean to fail? To some of the most successful Canadians, it was a rite of passage, a stepping stone to greater things,...

Touch of Danger: Book two in the Lockie Trilogy.

by Desmond L Kelly


The sharks in the water may not be as bad as the sharks on Macleay Island. 

That’s what Lockie finds when he clashes with hard men and stands in their way. 


Peter, a hermit mariner, meets the retired Lockie...

Hello? Is This Mr. Graham Bell? - Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

Alexander Graham Bell opened the doors to improving telecommunications between humans. He invented the telephone and the inventors after him kept making new and better versions. Reading about his life will reveal...

Who Was Henry Ford? - Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor

Your family probably owns a Ford, but do you know the man who first created the Ford? He is Henry Ford and you will know about his life if you read this interesting biography book for kids 9-12. Reading about...

Henry Ford

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Henry Ford in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Henry Ford....

Famous Americans in History | Inventors & Inventions | 2nd Grade U.S. History Vol 2

by Baby Professor

Why is it important to go back to history instead of just focusing on the present? The reason is because there is so many lessons that you can learn from the past! You have the vantage point of being in the...

The Journey from the Abacus to the Smartphone | Children's Modern History

by Baby Professor

If your child can learn about the world before the smartphones, it would lead to a better understanding of how technology has helped reshape the world. This educational book will give your child the window to...

The Total Inventor's Manual

by Sean Michael Ragan & Editors of Popular Science Magazine

Contrary to popular wisdom, you don’t have to be an ace electrician, a coding prodigy, or a mechanical master to come up with a game-changing invention! You just need curiosity, a strong desire to fix a problem...

How to Design Innovations : SHORT STORY #42.  Nonfiction series #1- # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

This short story describes a real life example of an innovation. Here the author on her real life example guides readers on how to design innovations—starting from the idea—to the prototype and then—to ...

How Innovation "Reimbursement from Medicare" or, "Medicare Advantage" Was Created: SHORT STORY # 43.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

The author, in this short story, describes her real life innovation. That is: how she created her greatest innovation – from conception to completion. This innovation sparked entirely new industry. Thousands...

Skills Are Transferable from One Industry to Another: SHORT STORY # 41.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

One Friday was my graduation day, I received my doctoral degree, or PhD. The next day, on Saturday, my then husband, Chrys, a physician, asked me to come to his office and see that is going on there. I was surprise,...

Why Is Engineering the Most Prestigious Profession Everywhere in the World, Except in the USA..: SHORT STORY # 36.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

What is engineering? Everything around us that are man-made and not by nature is— engineering.  Engineers create national wealth and contribute to the development of civilization.

Their examples are starting...

Everything Has a Limit. Or, How Much Stress Can Our Brains and Bodies Take?: SHORT STORY #25.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

There are several example in this story when the author was faced with huge job problems and must find solutions and then solve it—otherwise her career would be over.  

      One such problem was: how...

The Technological Invention that Shocked the World in the 20th Century. Or, the Russians Launched Sputnik.: SHORT STORY # 29. Nonfiction series #1 - #

by Alla P. Gakuba

On October 4, 1957, history was made. The Soviet Union Lunched Sputnik. Sputnik’s impact on the world and the USA was colossal, impressive, and unprecedented.

And the space programs and arms races between...