Author: Kurt W. Beyer
Publisher: The MIT Pre
Keywords: invention, studies, innovation, center, information, hopper, grace, lemelson
Number of Pages: 408
Published: 2009-09-30
List price: $27.95
ISBN-10: 026201310X
ISBN-13: 9780262013109

A Hollywood biopic about the life of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper (1906–1992) would go like this: a young professor abandons the ivy-covered walls of academia to serve her country in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and finds herself on the front lines of the computer revolution. She works hard to succeed in the all-male computer industry, is almost brought down by personal problems but survives them, and ends her career as a celebrated elder stateswoman of computing, a heroine to thousands, hailed as the inventor of computer programming. Throughout Hopper’s later years, the pop

Author: Samantha Hunt
Publisher: Mariner Book
Keywords: everything, invention
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2009-03-02
List price: $13.95
ISBN-10: 054708577X
ISBN-13: 9780547085777

From the moment Louisa first catches sight of the strange man who occupies a forbidden room on the thirty-third floor, she is determined to befriend him.Unbeknownst to Louisa, he is Nikola Teslainventor of AC electricity and wireless communicationand he is living out his last days at the Hotel New Yorker.Winning his attention through a shared love of pigeons, she eventually uncovers the story of Teslas life as a Serbian immigrant and a visionary genius: as a boy he built engines powered by June bugs, as a man he dreamed of pulling electricity from the sky.The mystery deepens when Louisa reu

Author: Michael We
Publisher: Rizzoli
Keywords: house, invention, art
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2005-11-08
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0847827356
ISBN-13: 9780847827350

Art/Invention/House is an authoritative and handsomely illustrated presentation of forty new houses-many published here for the first time-exploring the creativity of top architects around the world, ranging from firms that specialize in residential work to those for whom a house is a rare indulgence. The houses shown here are understated or audacious, but never conventional. Each of these cutting-edge projects, whether built in town or country, represents a world apart from its surroundings. Some have only trees for neighbors; others are shoehorned into tight urban sites, perch on precipitous

Author: Patrick Hana
Publisher: Harvard University Pre
Keywords: invention
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 1988-08-24
List price: $62.50
ISBN-10: 0674464257
ISBN-13: 9780674464254

Li Yu, 1610-1680, was a brilliant comic writer and entertainer, a thoroughgoing professional whose life was in his work-plays, stories, a novel, criticism, essays, and poems. Patrick Hanan places him in the society of his day, where even his precarious livelihood, his constant search for patronage, did not dampen his versatility, his irreverent wit, or his jocund spirit. Li was also an epicure, an inventor, a pundit, and a designer of houses and gardens. He was an exceptional figure in Chinese culture for two reasons: his disregard of the authority of tradition, and his dedication to the caus

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: canto, tradition, invention
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 1992-07-31
List price: $19.99
ISBN-10: 0521437733
ISBN-13: 9780521437738

Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh and Scottish ’national culture’; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing to

Author: James Porter
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Keywords: dionysus, invention
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 2000-09-01
List price: $23.95
ISBN-10: 0804737002
ISBN-13: 9780804737005

This book argues that The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsches first book, does not mark a rupture with his prior philosophical undertakings but is, in fact, continuous with them and with his later writings as well. These continuities are displayed above all in the entanglement of his surface narratives, in the self-consuming artifice of his writing, in the interplay of his voices, posturings, and ironies?in a word, in his staging of meaning rather than in his advocacy of one position or another.The author shows that many of the substantive elements of The Birth of Tragedy are reminiscent of Nietzsch

Author: Jack Lander
Publisher: NOLO
Keywords: invention, finance, money, need
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2005-06-16
List price: $19.99
ISBN-10: 1413301908
ISBN-13: 9781413301908

Find the money you need to bring your invention to life! You have a great idea - but unless you find the right financing, your inventions may never get beyond the notebook. With All I Need Is Money, you’ll find out how to secure the funding you need to make your invention a reality. Thousands of potential investors are looking for a great idea to get behind -- and All I Need Is Money helps you find them. In particular, the book shows you how to: identify sources of personal funding locate "big league" sources for financing understand why banks loan money find strategic, manufacturi
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