Flatow, Ira. They All Laughed... From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives . New York: Harper Paperbacks, 1993.

A funny and informative history of important inventions, with chapters on Benjamin Franklin, the typewriter, the "War of the Currents," and ENIAC computers.

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Science and Invention

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