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ANGUS, D.: Great Inventors and their Great Inventions (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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ANGUS, D.: Great Inventors and their Great Inventions (Unabridged)

Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different—quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn—but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. It is a fascinating account for younger listeners.



Disc 1

  Great Inventors and their Great Inventions
1.   Play with flash player Introduction 00:04:49
2.   Play with flash player Archimedes 287 - 212 BC 00:03:57
3.   Play with flash player Archimedes was himself, first and foremost … 00:03:01
4.   Play with flash player Of course it was in the bath that Archimedes … 00:04:56
5.   Play with flash player King Heiron died in 216 BC … 00:04:35
6.   Play with flash player Johann Gutenberg 1400 - 1468 00:04:14
7.   Play with flash player North of Strasbourg lay the city of Aachen … 00:04:04
8.   Play with flash player It is not hard to imagine how the idea … 00:04:01
9.   Play with flash player Gutenberg had been going to print a missal … 00:04:19
10.   Play with flash player Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790 00:03:54
11.   Play with flash player Benjamin headed north to New York … 00:04:40
12.   Play with flash player The stove was a great success … 00:04:35
13.   Play with flash player But his most famous invention came … 00:03:44
14.   Play with flash player Two years later he was sent back to London … 00:04:25
15.   Play with flash player Alfred Nobel 1833 - 1896 00:04:52
16.   Play with flash player By the time Alfred Nobel was born … 00:03:58
17.   Play with flash player They built a small factory, where they produced … 00:04:13
18.   Play with flash player In 1888 Nobel produced a new, smokeless gunpowder … 00:03:08


Disc 2

  Great Inventors and their Great Inventions
1.   Play with flash player Alexander Graham Bell 1847 - 1922 00:03:54
2.   Play with flash player Aleck spent a year at Edinburgh University … 00:04:09
3.   Play with flash player Aleck began helping his father to teach … 00:04:05
4.   Play with flash player Bell’s second idea was what he called the ‘harp’ telephone … 00:03:43
5.   Play with flash player In 1876, it was the hundredth anniversary … 00:04:50
6.   Play with flash player Guglielmo Marconi 1874 - 1937 00:04:16
7.   Play with flash player When he was 20 and on holiday in the Italian Alps … 00:04:16
8.   Play with flash player By now, even his father was beginning … 00:04:05
9.   Play with flash player On 26th April 1900, Marconi took out his patent number … 00:05:18
10.   Play with flash player The Wright Brothers : Wilbur Wright 1867 - 1912 Orville Wright 1871 - 1948 00:04:18
11.   Play with flash player Around 1890, the first bicycles were being imported … 00:05:00
12.   Play with flash player In 1900, after consulting the United States Weather Bureau … 00:04:37
13.   Play with flash player When the brothers went to companies … 00:04:15
14.   Play with flash player By the end of that year they had made over a hundred … 00:04:44
15.   Play with flash player Thomas Alva Edison 1847 - 1931 00:04:15
16.   Play with flash player One day, as he was walking to the train … 00:04:24
17.   Play with flash player The office manager was so delighted that he hired Edison … 00:03:38
18.   Play with flash player Edison had a flash of inspiration … 00:03:43

Total Playing Time: 02:32:55






Author(s):
Angus, David

Reader(s):
Soames, Benjamin

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior History

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA241912

Barcode: 9789626344194

Release Date: 10/2006

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