Presents twenty four inventions that have impacted the modern world from 1400 up to the present, with entries that provide the life of each inventor, a detailed describtion of the invention, and the economic, social, and political impact that the invention had on subsequent history.Edison familiarized himself with the Laws apparatus and survived on five- cent meals of apple dumplings and coffee. ... In two hours, the Gold Indicator and the Laws apparatus were again providing quotations. ... On September 24, 1869, Edison witnessed the Black Friday when the Erie Railroad Ring, led by Jay Gould and James Fisk, attempted to corner the gold market with the objective of producing aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Icons of Invention|
|Author||:||John W. Klooster|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2009-07|