America the ingenius : how a nation of dreamers, immigrants, and tinkerers changed the world
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New York, NY : Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc., [2016].
ISBN
9781579656942 (hardback, with dust jacket)
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262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc., [2016].
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781579656942 (hardback, with dust jacket)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
What are the origins of the electric guitar? How did the whaling ship work? Why was the invention of the electric motor so crucial for the New York City subway? The incredible stories behind these strokes of genius and more, told by author Kevin Baker, fill the pages of America the Ingenious. Here are 76 of the most intriguing, important, and ingenious inventions realized in America, from the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to the oil rig, the electric sewing machine, and the telephone. Who came up with these ideas? How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike. Readers will walk away with a new appreciation for these world-changing inventions, as well as a newfound understanding of what makes America the perfect breeding ground for ingenuity.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Baker, K. (2016). America the ingenius: how a nation of dreamers, immigrants, and tinkerers changed the world . Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Baker, Kevin, 1958-. 2016. America the Ingenius: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World. Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Baker, Kevin, 1958-. America the Ingenius: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Baker, Kevin. America the Ingenius: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2016.

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