Questia Reading Room: Famous Inventors and Life-Changing Inventions

For all the inventors of the world out there, this one’s for you! This month we’re recognizing National Inventors Month and sharing books focused on some of the most important creations of all time and the stories behind famous inventors.

Check out these FREE books for the next month!

First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane. T. A. Heppenheimer. First Flight: The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Airplane. Hoboken, NJ, 2003. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention. Solly Angel. The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention. New York, 2004. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

The Metal Life Car: The Inventor, the Impostor, and the Business of Lifesaving. George E. Buker. The Metal Life Car: The Inventor, the Impostor, and the Business of Lifesaving. Tuscaloosa, AL, 2008. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Insisting on the Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land. Victor K. McElheny. Insisting on the Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land. Cambridge, MA, 1998. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film. Ruth Barton. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film. Lexington, KY, 2010. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

The Life of Benjamin Franklin - Vol. 3. J. A. Leo Lemay. The Life of Benjamin Franklin – Vol. 3. Philadelphia, 2009. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror. Eileen Reeves. Galileo’s Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror. Cambridge, MA, 2008. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics. Jeff Hecht. City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics. New York, 2004. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect. Charles Thorpe. Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect. Chicago, 2006. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

To a Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers. Chris Gainor, Alfred Worden. To a Distant Day: The Rocket Pioneers. Lincoln, NE, 2008. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Computer: A History of the Information Machine. Martin Campbell-Kelly, William Aspray. Computer: A History of the Information Machine. Boulder, CO, 2004. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Essentials of Patents. Andy Gibbs, Bob Dematteis. Essentials of Patents. Hoboken, NJ, 2003. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash in on Your Inspiration. Patricia Nolan-Brown. Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash in on Your Inspiration. New York, 2014. Questia. Web. 21 April 2017.

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