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Breakthrough!: Canada's Greatest Inventions and Innovations

by John Melady

Canada's greatest medical breakthrough might well be insulin, but the telephone, the light bulb, the jetliner, the BlackBerry, and basketball also had Canadians behind them. Author John Melady showcases the...


Vintage Tomorrows: A Historian and a Futurist Journey Through Steampunk Into the Future of Technology

by James H. Carrott & Brian David Johnson

What would today’s technology look like with Victorian-era design and materials? That’s the world steampunk envisions: a mad-inventor collection of 21st century-inspired contraptions powered by steam and...


Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket: 15 Projects with the Low-Cost Avr Attiny85 Board

by Mike Barela

Arduino's ubiquity and simplicity has led to a gigantic surge in the use of microcontrollers to build programmable electronics project. Despite the low cost of Arduino, you're still committing about $30 worth...


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson

From the New York Times�bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores...


Imagination and a Pile of Junk: A Droll History of Inventors and Inventions

by Trevor Norton

A celebration of the extraordinary people who created the modern world, spiced with anecdotes and wit. Trevor Norton, who has been compared to Gerard Durrell and Bill Bryson, weaves an entertaining history with...


Under the Microscope

by Earl Owen

Under the Microscope is the story of an extraordinary man, his many life-changing inventions, and his exceptional life and special friendships.Born into a family of doctors - on the paternal and maternal sides...


Analyzing Art and Aesthetics

by Anne Collins Goodyear & Margaret A. Weitekamp

This ninth volume of the Artefacts series explores how artists have responded to developments in science and technology, past and present. Rather than limiting the discussion to art alone, editors Anne Collins...


Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America

by Jason Fagone

An epic tale of invention, in which ordinary people’s lives are changed forever by their quest to engineer a radically new kind of car

 

In 2007, the X Prize Foundation announced that it would give $10 million...


DIY Inventions

by Richard Cromwell

DIY Inventions by Richard Cromwell

Guides an Inventor through ALL the Invention "Success Steps" to develop an initial idea into a new product which will earn an income.

How to Evaluate your idea to see if it will...


Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution

by Kevin Brown

A history of penicillin and the man who invented it, Alexander Fleming.


100 Local Heroes

by Adam Hart-Davis

Adam Hart-Davis here presents the best of British heroes: brilliant and often eccentric pioneers of science, invention and technology


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Weird Inventions

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

The writers behind Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader present this totally true treasury of amazing gizmos--devilish devices you never knew existed, created by people who thought the world absolutely needed what...


Australia's Greatest Inventions

by Lynda de Lacey

From the early invention of the boomerang as an effective hunting weapon to today's ground-breaking contributions to science and technology, Australians have always proven brilliantly adept at coming up with...


The Great American Jet Pack: The Quest for the Ultimate Individual Lift Device

by Steve Lehto

Tracing the remarkable history of a certain kind of flying machine—from the rocket belt to the jet belt to the flying platform and all the way to Yves Rossy's 21st-century free flights using a jet-powered...


Success in Innovation: Improving the Odds by Understanding the Factors for Unsuccess

by Jan Verloop

Success in Innovation tackles its subject from a novel perspective: instead of focusing on factors for success, it specifically examines the factors for failure. Similar books often attempt to stimulate more...


Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity

by Edward Tenner

This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner “the philosopher of everyday technology.” Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways...


Twelve Inventions Which Changed America: The Influence of Technology on American Culture

by Gerhard Falk

Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and...


Getting Started with MakerBot

by Bre Pettis, Anna Kaziunas France & Jay Shergill

Ready to join the personal fabrication movement? This hands-on book shows you how to make a wide variety of physical objects with the amazing MakerBot 3D printer.

It’s handy when you need a replacement for...


10 Amazing Inventions

by Jack Goldstein & Jimmy Russell

In this entertaining eBooklet, renowned deep thinkers Jimmy Russell and Jack Goldstein discuss the ten greatest inventions they believe humankind has ever seen, using their own unique perspectives on the world...


The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor

by John Hershey

Fuel your "Eureka!" moments and become a successful inventor

Envision breakthrough new products using the proven methods and applied reasoning techniques of today's successful inventors. The Eureka Method: How...