Great Maritime Inventions 1833 1950

Author: Mario Theriault
Publisher: Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane Editions
ISBN: 9780864923240
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Great Maritime Inventions 1833-1950 is a delightful look at how innovative Maritime ideas changed the world. Between 1833 and 1950, over 3,300 patents were granted to residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI. From the scuba tank to the variable pitch propeller to two-piece long underwear, Great Maritime Inventions profiles the best of the best. Included are inventions that are considered to be great advances in science, those that have substantially changed the course of development of technology, or those that have enjoyed a lasting success that can still be remembered or observed to this day. All of the inventions described in the book were completely novel in their day. Each patent is first in its classification, or else its claims are so broad that the intellectual property protection it gave covered every possible precursor. Before a patent was granted, an applicant had to declare that their invention was entirely new. Each application then underwent a thorough examination by expert examiners at the patent office. Each of the patents in Great Maritime Inventions were found to represent knowledge newly available to the public, and to be an important step forward in engineering or in developing consumer products that enhance our lives. Not all inventions were spectacular. In fact, many of these inventions never made it into the history books. It is only after fifty years or more that we realize the influence that every one of these inventions has had on our society. Each invention, large or small, was an important link in the chain of evolution of science and useful arts and has improved the way we live today.


Author: John Melady
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459708547
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From the jetliner and the snowmobile to the pacemaker and the BlackBerry, Canadians have long been at the forefront of innovation and invention. Canadians are behind a variety of cutting-edge products, life-saving medicines, innovative machines, and fascinating ideas. Although our inventions have typically been created with little fanfare, financing, or expectation of return, they have often gone on to play important roles in day-to-day life. Our "greatest invention" is probably insulin, which millions of people depend on for life and health. But the light bulb, the Canadarm, and the BlackBerry certainly vie for that honour as well. Some of our inventions are small: the paint roller, the Robertson screwdriver, and the crash position indicator – the forerunner of the black box on planes. Others are larger: the jetliner, the snow-blower, and the snowmobile. Some, such as Standard Time, are really just complex ideas while others, such as the pacemaker, are triumphs of complex technology. Put simply, Canadians are supremely innovative!

Die Geschichte der Herrenunterw sche

Author: Shaun Cole
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780425090
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Fragen der Männermode, speziell der Unterwäschemode, waren lange den Eliten vorbehalten. Mittlerweile jedoch hat ein Demokratisierungsprozess eingesetzt, der auch von sozialem Fortschritt zeugt. Die Körperästhetik scheint sich den prominenten Platz in der Männerwelt, den sie einst im alten Griechenland innehatte, zurückerobert zu haben. Seit jeher Spiegel der gesellschaftlichen Entwicklung, bezeugt die Geschichte der Herrenunterwäsche auch die unaufhörliche Wechselwirkung zwischen Männer- und Frauenmode. Unterwäsche kann lang oder kurz ausfallen, verhüllen oder entblößen. Sie lotet ständig die Grenzen des Erlaubten aus und ist so auch als stummer Widerstand gegen die Prüderie früherer Jahre zu verstehen. Der Autor Shaun Cole leistet Pionierarbeit, indem er, gestützt auf sozioökonomische Lehren, die Bedeutung der Herrenunterwäsche in der Geschichte der Kleidermode vom Altertum bis zum heutigen Tage erforscht. Seine Studie ist voll von überraschenden Erkenntnissen und anregenden Überlegungen zum Verhältnis des Mannes zu seinem Körper.

Human Accomplishment

Author: Charles Murray
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061745677
Format: PDF
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.