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Great Inventors & their Inventions (Benjamin Soames) (Naxos Audio Books: NA241912)

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Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different?á- quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn?á- but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. It is a fascinating account for younger listeners.
Item number NA241912
Barcode 9789626344194
Release date 02/10/2006
Category Non-Fiction | AudioBooks
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Artists Benjamin Soames
Disc: 1
Great Inventors and their Great Inventions
1 Introduction
2 Archimedes 287 - 212 BC
3 Archimedes was himself, first and foremost …
4 Of course it was in the bath that Archimedes …
5 King Heiron died in 216 BC …
6 Johann Gutenberg 1400 - 1468
7 North of Strasbourg lay the city of Aachen …
8 It is not hard to imagine how the idea …
9 Gutenberg had been going to print a missal …
10 Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
11 Benjamin headed north to New York …
12 The stove was a great success …
13 But his most famous invention came …
14 Two years later he was sent back to London …
15 Alfred Nobel 1833 - 1896
16 By the time Alfred Nobel was born …
17 They built a small factory, where they produced …
18 In 1888 Nobel produced a new, smokeless gunpowder
Disc: 2
Great Inventors and their Great Inventions
1 Alexander Graham Bell 1847 - 1922
2 Aleck spent a year at Edinburgh University …
3 Aleck began helping his father to teach …
4 Bell’s second idea was what he called the ‘harp’ t
5 In 1876, it was the hundredth anniversary …
6 Guglielmo Marconi 1874 - 1937
7 When he was 20 and on holiday in the Italian Alps
8 By now, even his father was beginning …
9 On 26th April 1900, Marconi took out his patent nu
10 The Wright Brothers : Wilbur Wright 1867 - 1912 Or
11 Around 1890, the first bicycles were being importe
12 In 1900, after consulting the United States Weathe
13 When the brothers went to companies …
14 By the end of that year they had made over a hundr
15 Thomas Alva Edison 1847 - 1931
16 One day, as he was walking to the train …
17 The office manager was so delighted that he hired
18 Edison had a flash of inspiration …
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