Mistakes That Worked

40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be
Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399552030
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

Accidents May Happen

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307554120
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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From Wheaties to telephones, microwave ovens to yo-yos, here are the inspiring and often funny stories of 50 mistakes and misunderstandings that helped bring about life as we know it. With hilarious cartoons and wacky facts, this fascinating compendium illustrates the adage "If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Accidental Inventions

The Chance Discoveries that Changed Our Lives
Author: Birgit Krols
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781608870738
Category: Humor
Page: 168
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It’s hard to imagine a world without Coca-Cola, Post-its, or Velcro, but have you ever stopped to wonder how and when these items came to be? Accidental Inventions reveals the fascinating stories behind the toys, foods, gadgets, and tools we now consider indispensable. From peanut butter to penicillin, roller skates to radioactivity, dozens of essential inventions are spotlighted. Fully illustrated with over 240 photos, Accidental Inventions traces the path from inception to “ah ha!” for more than 60 products, and introduces the cast of clever, hardworking inventors behind them. Engaging narrative and colorful design make these stories accessible to readers of all ages, illuminating the happy collision of accident and inspiration that would profoundly change our lives.

1001 Inventions that Changed the World

Author: Jack Challoner
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764161360
Category: History
Page: 960
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Presents a review of technological innovations and inventions, from the ancient world to the present day.

So You Want to Be an Inventor?

Author: Judith St. George
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756958190
Page: N.A
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This book presents some of the characteristics of inventors by describing the inventions of people such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Eli Whitney.


The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors
Author: Tom Tucker
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442058354
Page: 144
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Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Earmuffs (1873) Colored car wax (1991) Electronic television (1927) The Popsicle (1905) Flippers and swimming paddles (1718) The Atomic Simulator (1977) A tack-making machine (1806) The resealable cereal box (1946) Here are some of the incredible kid inventions you can read about in Brainstorm! Earmuffs (1873) Colored car wax (1991) Electronic television (1927) The Popsicle (1905) Flippers and swimming paddles (1718) The Atomic Simulator (1977) A tack-making machine (1806) The resealable cereal box (1946)

The Kids' Invention Book

Author: Arlene Erlbach
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822506351
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Turning dreams into inventions can be a challenge, but lots of kids do it every day. The Kids' Invention Book takes kids step-by-step through the creative process, from finding the inspiration to building a model. The book also includes information on applying for a patent, entering invention contests, and starting an inventors' club.

Steven Caney's Invention Book

Author: Steven Caney
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780894800764
Category: Inventions
Page: 207
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A project book for the would-be inventor with activities, a list of "contraptions" in need of invention, and the stories behind thirty-six existing inventions.


Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions
Author: Don Wulffson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627794727
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions, by Don Wulffson and illustrated by Laurie Keller. "Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see, Play-Doh didn't start out as a toy. It started out as a product for cleaning wallpaper." Have you ever wondered who invented Lego, Mr. Potato Head, or toy trains? In Toys! are the fascinating stories behind these toy inventions and many others. Learn why the see-saw was popular with the Romans, how the Slinky was used during the Vietnam War, and the reason Raggedy Ann has a red heart on her chest that says "I love you." From dolls and checkers to pinball and the modern video game, there's a wide selection here for boys and girls alike. With humor and wit, this intriguing book serves up slices of cultural history that will inspire young readers to start thinking up their own toy inventions.

They All Laughed...

From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions
Author: Ira Flatow
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060924152
Category: Science
Page: 272
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An enlightening and fun look at scientific discoveries and the often wacky and accidental ways in which they have led to some of the most important inventions--by award-winning journalist Ira Flatow.

The Most Famous Inventors Who Ever Lived | Inventor's Guide for Kids | Children's Inventors Books

Author: Tech Tron
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541924592
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Why is this information important? Because you want your child to appreciate all the hardwork that went into every technology and level of comfort that he/she enjoys today. This is a list of some of the most famous inventors of all time. How many does your child know? Grow his/her knowledge. Grab a copy today!

1000 Inventions and Discoveries

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465434917
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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Amazing discoveries and inventions of the last eight years bring this new edition of 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries up to date. Uncover the stories behind 1,000 remarkable inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world, from making fire to the gadgets of the 21st century. This revised and updated edition brings this comprehensive review of humanity's greatest ideas up to date. It is packed with discoveries and innovations in science, space, technology, transportation, medicine, mathematics, and language, along with a history timeline.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671705725
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

Famous Stem Inventors

True Stories of Famous Young Inventors With Awesome Sketching and Building Activities for Kids Aged 6-10 Years
Author: Sumita Mukherjee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977528834
Category: Children as inventors
Page: 34
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Famous STEM Inventors is an exciting collection of stories of young inventors and how they invented new things such as glowing paper, the surfboard, ear muffs, the television, the popsicle and more. It includes the engineering design process behind every invention to encourage children to understand the methods of inventing anything new. The book also contains prompts which inspire kids to design and create their own new gadget or useful thing.

Famous Inventors & Inventions

Children's Books
Author: Speedy Publishing
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1680320440
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 50
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Famous inventors and the inventions they develop is a fascinating area of historical study that is usually far too advanced for young children. However, a Famous Inventors & Inventions Picture Book breaks that information down in a way that is interesting and engaging to young boys and girls. Instead of pages and pages of text that makes no sense to them, children can see a picture of the inventor alongside the invention they created. This helps to begin laying the foundation for this knowledge in children at a young age and may even spark their interest and imagination in this area.

Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion
Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0137135599
Category: Computers
Page: 366
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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.

Imaginative Inventions

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Roller Skates, Potato Chips, Marbles, and Pie
Author: Charise Mericle Harper
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316054992
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: N.A
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Written in verse and filled with full-color illustrations drawn by the author, this book invites young readers inside the minds of great inventors, encouraging them to think imaginatively as it offers the origins of items such as roller skates, potato chips, eyeglasses, the vacuum cleaner, and more.

The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book

Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!
Author: Tom Robinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 160550596X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Science has never been so easy--or so much fun! With The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book, all you need to do is gather a few household items and you can recreate dozens of mind-blowing, kid-tested science experiments. High school science teacher Tom Robinson shows you how to expand your scientific horizons--from biology to chemistry to physics to outer space. You'll discover answers to questions like: Is it possible to blow up a balloon without actually blowing into it? What is inside coins? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"? Do toilets always flush in the same direction? Can a swimming pool be cleaned with just the breath of one person? You won't want to wait for a rainy day or your school's science fair to test these cool experiments for yourself!

The Age of Wonder

How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author: Richard Holmes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307378323
Category: Science
Page: 576
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The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.