THE SMITHSONIAN BOOK OF INVENTION

By: The Smithsonian Institution

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FIRST EDITION (stated), FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover without dust jacket. 4to (9.125 x 11"). 256 pp. Bound in publisher's full black cloth, gilt (silver) lettering on spine, gilt (silver) lettering and decoration on cover, gilt (silver) decoration on rear board. Olive endpapers. Profusely illustrated with color and B&W photographs, drawings, charts and tables. Includes Time Chart and Index. The volume is tight and square and appears unopened. FINE+. This book, lavishly illustrated with more than 300 photographs, art works, and drawings, written by Smithsonian curators and other leading experts, is an attempt to portray man's urge to invent, the strength of that inventive process, and its impact on our lives. It explores the origins of innovation, the technological ingenuity of the Yankee, the revolutionary impact of science, the role of industry, the needs of the future; from medieval clocks to space satellites, from Newtonian glass prisms to glass fiber optics, from Roman safety pins, Japanese porcelain, from the beginnings of agriculture to the sophisticated machines and much, much more. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Title: THE SMITHSONIAN BOOK OF INVENTION

Author Name: The Smithsonian Institution

Categories: Science, Medicine & Technology, Illustrated Books, Science,

Edition: Stated First Edition. 1

Publisher: Washington, DC, Smitsonian Exposition Books: 1978

ISBN Number: 0895990024

ISBN Number 13: 9780895990020

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 3866

Keywords: Science Technology Inventions Smithsonian Institution