Patently Female

Author: Ethlie Ann Vare
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:
Size: 12,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 660
Download

From windshield wipers to the Rover craft that landed on Mars, this book offers a look at the many great inventions designed by women throughout the years.

Encyclopedia Of American Women In Business A L

Author: Carol Krismann
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313333835
Size: 17,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 733
Download

Presents profiles of more than three hundred American businesswomen along with entries of related topics.

Discoveries And Inventions In Literature For Youth

Author: Joy L. Lowe
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849150
Size: 15,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 307
Download

A compilation of books and other resources that are appropriate for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Great Inventions And Inventors Grades 5 8

Author: Robert W. Smith
Editor: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1420632345
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 756
Download


Quirky

Author: Melissa A Schilling
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610397932
Size: 19,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 344
Download

The science behind the traits and quirks that drive creative geniuses to make spectacular breakthroughs What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world--those creative geniuses who give us one breakthrough after another? What differentiates Marie Curie or Elon Musk from the merely creative, the many one-hit wonders among us? Melissa Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, invites us into the lives of eight people--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs--to identify the traits and experiences that drove them to make spectacular breakthroughs, over and over again. While all innovators possess incredible intellect, intellect alone, she shows, does not create a breakthrough innovator. It was their personal, social, and emotional quirkiness that enabled true genius to break through--not just once but again and again. Nearly all of the innovators, for example, exhibited high levels of social detachment that enabled them to break with norms, an almost maniacal faith in their ability to overcome obstacles, and a passionate idealism that pushed them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure. While these individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation--being unconventional without having high levels of confidence, effort, and goal directedness might, for example, result in rebellious behavior that does not lead to meaningful outcomes--together they can fuel both the ability and drive to pursue what others deem impossible. Schilling shares the science behind the convergence of traits that increases the likelihood of success. And, as Schilling also reveals, there is much to learn about nurturing breakthrough innovation in our own lives--in, for example, the way we run organizations, manage people, and even how we raise our children.

Inventors Of Food And Agriculture Technology

Author: Heather S. Morrison
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502606658
Size: 15,97 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 427
Download

Food and agriculture has changed throughout the centuries. In many ways, it has improved the lives of people. Some of the most crucial inventions in food and agriculture include food preserves, cellophane, canning, and frozen food. This book examines men and women who invented these objects and many others, and their impact on today’s society.

Feminine Ingenuity

Author: Anne L. MacDonald
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775496
Size: 10,58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 267
Download

"Written with clarity and a lively eye both for detail and for the progress of feminism in the United States." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE In this fascinating study of American women inventors, historian Anne Macdonald shows how creative, resourceful, and entrepreneurial women helped to shatter the ancient stereotypes of mechanically inept womanhood. In presenting their stories, Anne Macdonald's thorough research in patent archives and her engaging use of period magazine, journals, lectures, records from major fairs and expositions, and interviews, have made her book nothing less than an overall history of the women's movement in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Gene Roddenberry S Andromeda The Broken Places

Author: Daniel Morris
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429981934
Size: 19,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 395
Download

When Beka Valentine's ne'er-do-well brother Rafe limps onto the Andromeda Ascendant in a stolen junker with a sputtering Slipstream drive, Beka can't turn him away, because he claims to have found the mother they never knew. Unfortunately, right now the Andromeda is the linchpin in a precarious negotiation between the Drago-Kazov Pride and the Human Interplanetary Alliance, which seeks to free Earth and other old-school planets from the Nietzschean yoke. But the HIA may also be allied with the pure-human-supremacist Knights of Genetic Purity, who, in their evangelical fervor, have become every bit as fanatical as the genetically engineered devil they oppose. If the HIA allies with the Genites, the Milky Way will see yet another Human-Nietzschean bloodbath. Captain Dylan Hunt has survived one already and will do just about anything to prevent another such debacle. Dylan can't count on Seamus Harper, the only unmodified human in his crew, who is naïvely susceptible to the appeal of the Genite cause. He needs every level-headed crewmate he's got, and Beka, for all her emotional Sturm und Drang, is the best pilot in three galaxies. But Beka can't resist the chance---however remote---to find her long-lost mother. Years before, Magdalena Valentine went on a quest . . . the same one Beka has made her own. A quest to find the advanced technology of the lost Vedran race. A technology so powerful it lets the Vedrans hide their solar system in the fabric of the Slipstream itself; so powerful it could destroy the universe as we know it. This quest is where it all must lead---where, if you ask a certain purple alien, it was always, inevitably, destined to lead. Now only Dylan Hunt can stop Beka Valentine from activating the Vedran device. And he may have to kill her to do it. That is, if Tyr Anasazi doesn't kill him first. Or the Knights of Genetic Purity. Or the Human Interstellar Alliance . . . led by one Seamus Harper. The fate of the universe hinges on what Dylan Hunt and his crew do next! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Author: Greg Palast
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110121323X
Size: 10,76 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 665
Download

"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

Viral Loop

Author: Adam L. Penenberg
Editor: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401394930
Size: 18,77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 797
Download

Here's something you may not know about today's Internet. Simply by designing your product the right way, you can build a flourishing business from scratch. No advertising or marketing budget, no need for a sales force, and venture capitalists will flock to throw money at you. Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay, and rising stars like Twitter and Flickr, are prime examples of what journalist Adam L. Penenberg calls a "viral loop"--to use it, you have to spread it. After all, what's the sense of being on Facebook if none of your friends are The result: Never before has there been the potential to create wealth this fast, on this scale, and starting with so little. In this game-changing must-read, Penenberg tells the fascinating story of the entrepreneurs who first harnessed the unprecedented potential of viral loops to create the successful online businesses--some worth billions of dollars--that we have all grown to rely on. The trick is that they created something people really want, so much so that their customers happily spread the word about their product for them. All kinds of businesses--from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations--can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology. Viral Loop is a must-read for any entrepreneur or business interested in uncorking viral loops to benefit their bottom line.