A HISTORY OF INVENTION by Egon Larsen

A HISTORY OF INVENTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The major technical developments throughout history can be divided logically into the areas of energy, transport and communications. Ancient man's struggle to harness the energy found in wind and water leads to industrial man's use of steam, electricity, atomic energy and modern man's efforts to harness solar energy.... From the invention of the wheel to the building of roads, bridges and railways, the innovation of the automobile, the important developments in sea and air travel, our progress in the field of transportation is carried to the current race to the planets.... Means of communications became available to the masses with the printed word, then widened with the invention of the wireless, the radio, motion picture and television. Egon Larsen traces a smooth, easy-to-follow path along the history of invention, highlighting the most significant developments and their importance in the scheme of things. This is history and science combined, both accurate, well illustrated with black and white photographs and recommended as a reference source.

Pub Date: June 4th, 1962
Publisher: Roy