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Inventing Modern America

From the Microwave to the Mouse

by David E. Brown

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Inventions & inventors,
  • Technology,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • USA,
  • General,
  • History,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Technology / Social Aspects,
  • Nanotechnology,
  • 20th century,
  • Biography,
  • Inventions,
  • Inventors,
  • United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsLester C. Thurow (Foreword), James Burke (Introduction)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9664364M
    ISBN 100262523493
    ISBN 109780262523493

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