Table of contents for Scientific American inventions and discoveries : all the milestones in ingenuity-from the discovery of fire to the invention of the microwave oven / Rodney Carlisle.


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List of Illustrations.
Acknowledgements.
General Introduction.
VOLUME I: ANCIENT WORLD THROUGH CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY.
Introduction to Volume I.
Agriculture.
Alphabet.
Aqueducts.
Arch.
Archimedes' Principle.
Archimedes Screw.
Axe.
Basket.
Beer.
Board Games.
Brass.
Bronze.
Canals.
Cemeteries.
Central Heating.
Chain.
Cities.
Column.
Copper.
Crossbow.
Dams and Dikes.
Days of the Week.
Domestication of animals.
Domestication of the Horse.
Dye.
Eratosthenes' Sieve.
Fire.
Geometry.
Glass.
Harpoon.
Ice Cream.
Ink.
Latitudinal zones.
Leather.
Library.
Lighthouse.
Maritime Commerce.
Metal working.
Migratory herd following.
Mining.
Mirrors.
Nomadic Herd Tending.
Paint.
Plumbing.
Pottery.
Pulley.
Pyramids.
Pythagorean Theorem.
Roads.
Rope.
Shelter.
Sickle.
Silk making.
Soap.
Solder.
Stone tools.
Textiles.
Theater.
Umbrella.
Wheel.
Wine.
Wooden furniture.
Woodworking tools.
Yoke.
VOLUME II. MEDIEVAL THROUGH 1599.
Introduction to Volume II.
Chronology.
Algebra.
Anatomy.
Astrolabe.
Atlas.
Canal Lock.
Cannon.
Cathedral.
Chain mail.
Chimney.
Clock.
Comet Paths as orbits.
Compass.
Corset.
Crank.
Cross Staff.
Decimal numbers.
Distilled spirits.
Dome.
Elements.
Engraving.
Eustacian Tube.
Eyeglasses.
Fallopian Tubes.
Flintlock.
Fork.
Guitar.
Gunpowder.
Heliocentric Solar System.
Horse collar.
Horseshoe.
Lateen Sails.
Lead pencil.
Lenses.
Longbow.
Matchlock.
Medicine.
Mercator Projection.
Movable type.
Musical notation.
Musket.
Oil painting.
Paddlewheel Boat.
Paper.
Playing cards.
Plow.
Reed instruments.
Sailing vessels.
Screw Lathe.
Ship's log.
Shorthand.
Siege Weapons.
Spinning Wheel.
Stirrup.
Sugar.
Theodolite.
Three-field system.
Veinous Valves.
Watch.
Waterwheel.
Windmill.
Wire.
Zero.
VOLUME III. 1600-1790 SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION.
Introduction to Volume III.
Chronology.
Adding Machine.
Balance Spring.
Bernoulli's Principle.
Bode's Law.
Boring Mill.
Boyle's Law.
Calculus.
Carbon Dioxide.
Cartesian Mechanistic Science.
Cassegrain Telescope.
Cast Iron.
Cellular Structure of plants.
Charles's Law.
Chlorine bleach.
Chronometer.
Circulation of Blood.
Circulation of Water.
Coal Gas.
Condom.
Coulomb's Law.
Diving Bell.
Fermat's Last Theorem.
Flush Toilet.
Flying Shuttle.
Glauber's Salt.
Governor.
Hot air balloon.
Kepler's Laws.
Law of Elasticity.
Laws of Motion and Gravity.
Locks.
Logarithms.
Magnetism.
Map of the Moon.
Mercury Barometer.
Microscope.
Microscopic Organisms.
Orrery.
Oxygen.
Papier-mache.
Pascal's Law.
Pendulum.
Pendulum Clock.
Piano.
Pressure Cooker.
Red Corpuscles of blood.
Refraction of Light.
Rifled Gun Barrels.
Saturn's Rings and Moons.
Scientific Societies.
Sextant.
Size and Shape of the Earth.
Specific and Latent Heat.
Spectrum of Light.
Speed of Light.
Spinning Jenny.
Steam Engine.
Telescope.
Thermometer and temperature scale.
Thoracic Duct.
Transpiration of Water in Plants.
Universal Joint.
Uranus.
Vacuum pump.
Vernier.
Water as a Compound.
Volume IV 1790-1890 Industrial Revolution.
Introduction to Volume IV.
Chronology.
Elements Discovered 1790-1890.
Airbrake.
Aluminum.
Ampere's Law.
Analytic Engine.
Anesthetics.
Asphalt Paving .
Automobile.
Avogadro's Law.
Ball bearings.
Barbed Wire.
Battery.
Bicycle.
Boltzmann Constant.
Braille.
Bunsen Burner.
Camera.
Canned Food.
Card Punch Machine.
Celluloid.
Cigarette.
Coal Oil.
Cotton Gin.
Crookes Tube.
Daguerreotype.
Drive chains.
Dynamite.
Electric light.
Electric Motor and Electric Generator.
Electromagnetism.
Elevator.
Faraday's Laws.
Froude Number.
Galvanometer.
Guillotine.
Hydraulic jack.
Hydraulic Press.
Interchangeable parts.
Internal combustion (four-stroke) engine.
Internal combustion (two-stroke) engine.
Lawn mower.
Laws of Thermodynamics.
Linotype Machine.
Machine Gun.
Matches.
Maxwell's Equations.
McCormick Reaper.
Microphone.
Neptune.
Ohm's Law.
Oil Drilling.
Opthalmascope.
Parachute.
Pasteurization.
Periodic Law.
Phonograph.
Pneumatic Tire.
Pressure Gauge.
Propeller-driven ship.
Refrigeration.
Revolver.
Rubber.
Semaphore.
Sewing machine.
Skyscraper.
Smokeless Powder.
Spectroscope.
Steam Locomotive.
Steam railroad.
Steam turbine.
Steamboat.
Steel.
Steel Cable Suspension Bridge.
Steel-tipped Pen.
Stethoscope.
Stirling Engine.
Streetcars.
Submarine cable.
Telegraph.
Telephone.
Thermocouple.
Torpedo.
Typewriter.
Water turbine.
VOLUME V 1891-1934 ELECTRICAL AGE.
Introduction to Volume V.
Chronology.
Aircraft Carrier.
Airplane.
Aspirin.
Bakelite.
Battleship.
Brassiere.
Breakfast cereal.
Carburetor.
Catalytic Cracking of Petroleum.
Caterpillar track.
Cellophane.
Deep-freezing Food.
Destroyer.
Diesel Engine.
Differential analyzer.
Diode.
Dirigible.
Electric Blanket.
Electric Chair.
Electric Charge of Electron.
Electron.
Electron Microscope.
Encryption Machine.
Escalator.
Facsimile or Fax machine.
Freon.
Geiger Counter .
Gyrocompass.
Hearing Aid.
Inert gas elements.
Instant Coffee.
Insulin.
Ionosphere.
Isotopes.
Jukebox.
Lie Detector.
Liquid Fueled rockets.
Lorentz Transformation.
Loudspeaker.
Motion Pictures .
Neutron.
Norden Bomb Sight.
Oxyacetylene welding.
Parking Meter.
Penicillin.
Photon.
Photoelectric cell.
Planck's Constant.
Pluto.
Polyethylene.
Positron.
Radio.
Radio Broadcasting.
Radioactivity.
Radium.
Raman Spectrography.
Rayon.
Reinforced Concrete.
Safety Razor.
Sonar.
Stainless Steel .
Submarine.
Subway trains.
Superconductivity.
Tank.
Tape recording.
Television .
Thermos Bottle.
Traffic Lights.
Triode valve.
Uncertainty Principle.
Vitamins.
X-ray machine.
X-rays.
Zipper.
VOLUME VI 1935-2003 ATOMIC/ELECTRONIC AGE.
Introduction to Volume VI.
Chronology.
Aerosol Spray.
Aqualung.
Artificial Satellite.
Autopilot.
Ballpoint Pen.
Cardiac Pacemaker.
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD).
Chlordane.
Composite materials.
Computer.
Computer chip.
Copy machine.
Cyclotron.
Dacron.
Deuterium.
DDT.
Digital Camera.
DNA.
Ejection Seat.
Fiber Optics.
Fuel Cell.
Fluorescent Lighting.
Genetic Engineering 1973.
Helicopter.
Holography.
Hovercraft.
Human Genome.
Intercontinental ballistic missile.
Internet.
In-Vitro Fertilization.
Jet Engine aircraft.
Kevlar.
Kidney Dialysis machine.
Laser.
Laser Disc.
Light Emitting Diode.
Long-playing record.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Mathematical Principle of Computing.
Microwave Oven.
Microwave transmission of data and voice.
Music Synthesizer.
Nuclear Reactor.
Nuclear Weapons.
Numerical Controlled machines.
Nylon.
Oral Contraceptive.
Planets outside Solar System.
Plutonium.
Polaroid Camera.
Printed Circuit.
Proximity Fuse.
Quark.
Radar.
Radiocarbon Dating.
Radio telescope.
Radio-Thermal Generator.
Schnorkel.
Streptomycin.
Technicolor.
Teflon.
Thermonuclear weapon.
Three-dimensional motion pictures.
Transistor.
Uranium Isotope Separation.
Van Allen Belts.
Vertical Take-Off and Landing Aircraft.
Video tape recorder.
Wankel Engine.
Wide-screen motion pictures.
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Inventions History Encyclopedias, Inventions United States Encyclopedias, Technology History Encyclopedias, Technological innovations Encyclopedias