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The Resource They made America : from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators, Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer

They made America : from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators, Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer

Label
They made America : from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators
Title
They made America
Title remainder
from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators
Statement of responsibility
Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1928-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Harold
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T39
LC item number
.E83 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Buckland, Gail
  • Lefer, David
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  • Inventors
  • Inventions
Label
They made America : from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators, Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-481) and index
Contents
America's genius for innovation -- pt. I. Pathfinders to a new civilization -- The heroes who got America going -- John Fitch : first steamboat -- Robert Fulton : successful steamboat services -- Oliver Evans : high-pressure steam engine -- Henry Miller Shreve : freed the waterways -- The steamboat war : liberating business -- Eli Whitney : the cotton gin to the machine age -- Samuel Slater : dressing America -- Francis Cabot Lowell : the Lowell girls -- Sam Colt : a mass market -- Samuel Finley Breese Morse : the telegraph -- Cyrus McCormick : American big business -- Isaac Merritt Singer : first successful American multinational -- Charles Goodyear : vulcanized rubber -- Albert Augustus Pope : democracy on wheels -- Edwin Drake : drilling for oil -- Levi Strauss : blue jeans -- Elisha Otis : the safety elevator -- Lewis Tappan : credit rating -- Theodore Dehone Judah : transcontinental railway -- The big four : Collis Potter Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins -- pt. II. America takes off -- Adventurous men unite a continent -- section I: Inventors -- Thomas Alva Edison : science of innovation -- Leo Hendrik Baekeland : plastic -- Wilbur and Orville Wright : wings -- Garrett Augustus Morgan : gas mask -- Edwin Howard Armstrong : modern radio -- Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Lee de Forest, Michael Pupin -- section II: Democratizers -- Henry Ford : the people's car -- Ford's loneliest hour : George Selden's patent -- George Eastman : the Kodak -- Sarah Breedlove Walker : self-made American businesswoman -- Amadeo Peter Giannini : the people's banker -- Martha Matilda Harper : retail franchise network -- Raymond "Pappy" Ingram Smith : chance -- Juan Terry Trippe : jet age -- Donald Calvin Burr : the People Express pioneer -- General Georges Doriot : venture capital -- section III: Empire builders -- Ida Rosenthal : Maidenform Bra tycoon -- The blow against the corset : Caresse Crosby -- Samuel Insull : cheap electricity for all -- Philo T. Farnsworth : television -- Walt Disney : entertainment empire -- Jean Nidetch : Weight Watchers clubs -- Thomas Watson : IBM -- Herman Hollerith, John Patterson -- Thomas Watson Jr. : mainframe computers -- Ken Olsen : minicomputers -- Estee Lauder : cosmetics company -- Malcom McLean : containers, luxury travel -- Jim Sherwood -- Edwin Land : Polaroid -- Ruth Handler : Barbie -- pt. III. The digital age -- The electronic elves of Silicon Valley -- Gary Kildall : PC software -- Bill Gates, Steve Jobs -- Herbert Boyer and Robert Swanson : biotech industry -- Ted Turner : CNN, 24-hour electronic news -- Joan Ganz Cooney : Sesame Street -- Raymond Damadian : MRI scanner -- Russell Simmons : marketing maestro of hip-hop -- Pierre Omidyar : eBay -- Larry Page and Sergey Brin : Google -- Ten lessons -- Innovators gallery
Control code
53814009
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9780316277662
Lccn
2003065954
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)53814009
Label
They made America : from the steam engine to the search engine : two centuries of innovators, Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-481) and index
Contents
America's genius for innovation -- pt. I. Pathfinders to a new civilization -- The heroes who got America going -- John Fitch : first steamboat -- Robert Fulton : successful steamboat services -- Oliver Evans : high-pressure steam engine -- Henry Miller Shreve : freed the waterways -- The steamboat war : liberating business -- Eli Whitney : the cotton gin to the machine age -- Samuel Slater : dressing America -- Francis Cabot Lowell : the Lowell girls -- Sam Colt : a mass market -- Samuel Finley Breese Morse : the telegraph -- Cyrus McCormick : American big business -- Isaac Merritt Singer : first successful American multinational -- Charles Goodyear : vulcanized rubber -- Albert Augustus Pope : democracy on wheels -- Edwin Drake : drilling for oil -- Levi Strauss : blue jeans -- Elisha Otis : the safety elevator -- Lewis Tappan : credit rating -- Theodore Dehone Judah : transcontinental railway -- The big four : Collis Potter Huntington, Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins -- pt. II. America takes off -- Adventurous men unite a continent -- section I: Inventors -- Thomas Alva Edison : science of innovation -- Leo Hendrik Baekeland : plastic -- Wilbur and Orville Wright : wings -- Garrett Augustus Morgan : gas mask -- Edwin Howard Armstrong : modern radio -- Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Lee de Forest, Michael Pupin -- section II: Democratizers -- Henry Ford : the people's car -- Ford's loneliest hour : George Selden's patent -- George Eastman : the Kodak -- Sarah Breedlove Walker : self-made American businesswoman -- Amadeo Peter Giannini : the people's banker -- Martha Matilda Harper : retail franchise network -- Raymond "Pappy" Ingram Smith : chance -- Juan Terry Trippe : jet age -- Donald Calvin Burr : the People Express pioneer -- General Georges Doriot : venture capital -- section III: Empire builders -- Ida Rosenthal : Maidenform Bra tycoon -- The blow against the corset : Caresse Crosby -- Samuel Insull : cheap electricity for all -- Philo T. Farnsworth : television -- Walt Disney : entertainment empire -- Jean Nidetch : Weight Watchers clubs -- Thomas Watson : IBM -- Herman Hollerith, John Patterson -- Thomas Watson Jr. : mainframe computers -- Ken Olsen : minicomputers -- Estee Lauder : cosmetics company -- Malcom McLean : containers, luxury travel -- Jim Sherwood -- Edwin Land : Polaroid -- Ruth Handler : Barbie -- pt. III. The digital age -- The electronic elves of Silicon Valley -- Gary Kildall : PC software -- Bill Gates, Steve Jobs -- Herbert Boyer and Robert Swanson : biotech industry -- Ted Turner : CNN, 24-hour electronic news -- Joan Ganz Cooney : Sesame Street -- Raymond Damadian : MRI scanner -- Russell Simmons : marketing maestro of hip-hop -- Pierre Omidyar : eBay -- Larry Page and Sergey Brin : Google -- Ten lessons -- Innovators gallery
Control code
53814009
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9780316277662
Lccn
2003065954
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)53814009

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