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By Herbst, Judith
Numerous transportation inventions over the past several centuries have completely changed how people travel and live. Inventions such as the wheel, boats, the steam engine, the internal combustion engine, and air travel have all reshaped history. These forms of transportation ha...ve made travel more simple and fast, while also making the world a global community that shares everything from information to diseases.Read more
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By Woods, The Late Michael; Woods, Mary B.
Life was shorter for people born before 1900. Doctors were unsure of the causes of disease, there were fewer medicines to prevent or cure sickness, operations were performed with simple knives and few painkillers, and vaccines and antibiotics were nonexistent. Take an in-depth lo...ok at vaccines, immunology, antibiotics, X rays, anesthetics, and artificial limbs in this history of medical inventions.Read more
By Jango-Cohen, Judith
Examining major inventions in a variety of areas of endeavour, this series details the ways that inventions have shaped our history. It helps readers discover how their lives have been impacted by a series of breakthroughs. It also includes: bibliography; fun facts; timelines; fu...rther reading list; sidebars; and websites.Read more
By Woods, Michael; Woods, Mary B.
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