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American science and invention, a pictorial history;: The fabulous story of how American dreamers, wizards, and inspired tinkerers converted a wilderness into the wonder of the world Hardcover – January 1, 1954


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 437 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; First Edition edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007DO1ZU
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,595,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wirebiter on February 23, 2013
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A great book that contains so much about how far we've come in such a short time. Highly recommended and makes a great coffee table book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William S. Smart on January 13, 2011
This book was published the year I was born and my Father gave it to me as a boy.
It opened up the world to me, and I read it over and over for years.
I can't recomend it high enough.
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I first read this book when I was in junior high school in the 1960's.
It is packed with information on the dedicated scientists, engineers, and business people who made this country great.
It would make a great history course for student's today!
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My very-wise grandmother gave this to me when it first came out: I was just 10 years old (and a girl, and not gifted by any means in scientific pursuits), but I loved it right off. I consulted it for school projects through junior high and high school, but always considered browsing for sheer fun and edification, to be its ultimate purpose. Not only has this taught me more about science and engineering, creativity and dedication, and U.S. history than most books I can think of; but over the years I have also used it for planning lessons on everything from design to industrial history to advanced ESL. In three countries, on two continents, I have kept this long-ago gift with me, and have always been glad to have it: there are no other fairly-substantial hardcovers which have made the cut through so many moves. As an earlier reviewer said, it's also a great coffee table book, with plenty of conversation-starting chronicles, and wondrous illustrations.
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