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The Resource Edison's concrete piano : flying tanks, six-nippled sheep, walk-on-water shoes, and 12 other flops from great inventors, Judy Wearing

Edison's concrete piano : flying tanks, six-nippled sheep, walk-on-water shoes, and 12 other flops from great inventors, Judy Wearing

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Edison's concrete piano : flying tanks, six-nippled sheep, walk-on-water shoes, and 12 other flops from great inventors
Title
Edison's concrete piano
Title remainder
flying tanks, six-nippled sheep, walk-on-water shoes, and 12 other flops from great inventors
Statement of responsibility
Judy Wearing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edison's Concrete Piano highlights sixteen great inventors, revealing the lesser known and most fascinating facts about their personalities, their wackier hobbies, their big flops and great successes. Amid misperceptions, cutting-edge technology, and outrageous characters, you'll find nuggets of wisdom that are surprisingly relevant for today's innovation age
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wearing, Judy
Dewey number
609.2/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
Label
Edison's concrete piano : flying tanks, six-nippled sheep, walk-on-water shoes, and 12 other flops from great inventors, Judy Wearing
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-270)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great inventors and failure -- The historic age. Understanding physics : Leonardo da Vinci's walk-on-water-shoes ; Start with a good idea : James Watt's apparatus for administering medicinal airs ; Write it down : Robert Hooke's flying machine powered by artificial muscle -- The golden age. Give people what they want : Thomas Edison's concrete piano ; Try not to be too weird : Nikola Tesla's earthquake machine ; Don't kill your customers : Henry Ford's flipping Fordson ; Be on the side of the successful : George Washington Carver's miracle peanut cure ; Be sure the market is ready : Alexander Graham Bell's six-nippled sheep ; Have adequate funding : Elihu Thomson's quartz telescope mirror -- The modern era. Pay attention to details : Danny Hillis's paint can robot ; Be agreeable : J. Walter Christie's flying tank ; Make sure you aren't the only one who thinks it's a good idea : George Davison's popcorn volcano ; Please the buyers and the sellers : Jerome Lemelson's flying balloon ; Stick to what you know, mostly : Stanley Mason's Chinese tallow tree plantation ; Avoid accidents : Buckminster Fuller's fish-shaped people carrier ; Have perfect timing : Leo Szillard and Albert Einstein's howling refrigerator
Control code
ocn427676442
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781550228632
Lccn
2009675182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o427676442
  • (OCoLC)427676442
Label
Edison's concrete piano : flying tanks, six-nippled sheep, walk-on-water shoes, and 12 other flops from great inventors, Judy Wearing
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-270)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great inventors and failure -- The historic age. Understanding physics : Leonardo da Vinci's walk-on-water-shoes ; Start with a good idea : James Watt's apparatus for administering medicinal airs ; Write it down : Robert Hooke's flying machine powered by artificial muscle -- The golden age. Give people what they want : Thomas Edison's concrete piano ; Try not to be too weird : Nikola Tesla's earthquake machine ; Don't kill your customers : Henry Ford's flipping Fordson ; Be on the side of the successful : George Washington Carver's miracle peanut cure ; Be sure the market is ready : Alexander Graham Bell's six-nippled sheep ; Have adequate funding : Elihu Thomson's quartz telescope mirror -- The modern era. Pay attention to details : Danny Hillis's paint can robot ; Be agreeable : J. Walter Christie's flying tank ; Make sure you aren't the only one who thinks it's a good idea : George Davison's popcorn volcano ; Please the buyers and the sellers : Jerome Lemelson's flying balloon ; Stick to what you know, mostly : Stanley Mason's Chinese tallow tree plantation ; Avoid accidents : Buckminster Fuller's fish-shaped people carrier ; Have perfect timing : Leo Szillard and Albert Einstein's howling refrigerator
Control code
ocn427676442
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781550228632
Lccn
2009675182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o427676442
  • (OCoLC)427676442

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