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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262025089 | 221 pp. | 9 x 11 in | 250 illus., color throughout| November 2001
Paperback | $24.95 Trade | £18.95 | ISBN: 9780262523493 | 221 pp. | 9 x 11 in | 250 illus., color throughout| March 2003

Inventing Modern America

From the Microwave to the Mouse
Foreword by Lester Thurow
Introduction by James Burke


“A well-written, lavishly illustrated success, and a cheerful one at that...”—Roy Herbert, New Scientist


Inventing Modern America is full of fascinating adventure stories about science, engineering, and technology. The book shows American inventors to be as diverse and as interesting as the things they invent.”
Henry Petroski, A. S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of History, Duke University, and author of Invention by Design
“A fascinating and well-organized look at the individuals whose genius is at the heart of the inventing process—the inventors themselves.”
Q. Todd Dickinson, Partner, Howrey Simon Arnold and White, LLP, former US Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks


Winner in the category of Science in the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) presented by Independent Publisher Magazine.