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Title:
Eureka! : great inventions and how they happened
Author:
Platt, Richard.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Kingfisher, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
1: Everyday life and health -- The pendulum -- The theory of gravity -- The cotton gin -- Vaccination -- Ready-made buildings -- Cereal -- The vacuum cleaner -- Frozen food -- Antibiotics -- Nylon -- Teflon -- The microwave oven -- DNA fingerprinting -- Sequencing the cancer gene -- 2: Getting around -- The hot-air balloon -- Safety elevator -- The stump-jump plow -- Powered flight -- The hovercraft -- 3: Lenses and light -- The telescope -- Photography -- Polaroid -- 4: Electricity -- The lightning conductor -- The electrical battery -- The telephone -- The lightbulb -- The telephone exchange -- Radio -- Television -- 5: Patience and planning -- The "real" McCoy -- Sound recording -- The safety bicycle -- Video games -- The Walkman -- The Internet.
Reading Level:
IG 1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 3.0 80425.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 7.8 6 Quiz: 36925 Guided reading level: X.
Genre:
ISBN:
9780753455807
Format :
Book