Men who pioneered inventions

by Lynn Poole

Publisher: Dodd, Mead in New York

Written in English
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Brief biographies emphasizing the major inventions and scientific contributions of seventeen inventors. Included are Galaleo Galilei, James Watt, Karl Benz, and Thomas Edison.

Edition Notes

Statementby Lynn and Gray Poole.
SeriesMakers of our modern world books
ContributionsPoole, Gray Johnson, joint author.
LC ClassificationsT39 .P64
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 207 p.
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5685719M
LC Control Number69017604

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