Inventors and Inventions
Discover Why Famous Inventors Are Famous
Study the famous and not-so-famous inventors of antiquity to the present day.
- Discover who invented what and when.
- Find what you need for a school assignment.
- Read about what came before and after.
- Download drawings, photos and diagrams.
What You Get
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” - Thomas A. Edison
- Biographies of famous and not-so-famous inventors
- Descriptions of inventions from early prototypes to current variations
- Images, drawings, photographs and diagrams
- Suggested books and websites
- Glossary of terms
- and more...
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