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1,000,000 B.C.
Patterned tools
360,000 B.C. 
Man harnesses fire
6500  B.C. 
Wheel
2600 B.C.
Abacus
1700 B.C.
Windmills
1450  B.C.

Sundial
700 B.C.
Musical notation
Gunpowder
184 B.C.
Early books
100 B.C.
Astronomical calculator
700
Block printing
March of Folly : From Troy to Vietnam
by Barbara W. Tuchman (Paperback - February 1992)

Ancient Inventions
by Peter James, Nick Thorpe (Contributor) (Paperback - November 1995)

A History of Invention : From Stone Axes to Silicon Chips
by Trevor I. Williams, et al (Hardcover - February 2000)

It Seemed Like Good Idea : A Compendium of Great Historical Fiascoes
by Williiam R. Forstchen (Editor), et al (Paperback - February 2000)

A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison
by David A. Adler, et al (Paperback - April 1999)

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Inventions (Wordsworth Reference)
by Gerald Messadie (Paperback - January 1998)

CBC4KIDS Timeline of Inventions

Ancient History, Ancient Inventions

Chinese Inventions

Greatest Inventions

 

1335
First public clock
1455
First Gutenberg Bible 
1485
Leonardo DaVinci designs the first parachute
1495
First  bomb 
Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci: Scale Architectual Paper Model
by Pierre Guerin, Anne-Marie Piaulet (Misc. Supplies - 1991)

Leonardo's Hand
by Wick Downing (Hardcover - March 2001)

Struggle to Understand : A History of Human Wonder and Discovery
by Herbert C. Corben (Hardcover - March 1992)

Great Lives : Invention and Technology (Great Lives Series)
by Milton Lomask, John Pope Paull II (Hardcover - January 1992)

Leonardo

Medieval Inventions and Weapons

 

1514
First bullet
1590
Compound microscope
1609
Galileo's Telescope
1621
First blast furnace
1650
First air pump
1656
Pendulum clock
A History of Mechanical Inventions
by Abbott Payson Usher (Paperback - December 1988)

Reinvent the Wheel : Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem-Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor's Challenge
by Ruth Kassinger (Paperback - October 2001)

Times Pendulum : From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World (Harvest Book) -- Jo Ellen Barnett; Paperback

A History of Clocks

Antique Scientific Instruments

 

1700
Steam boilers
1760
Benjamin Franklin invents the bifocal lens
1765
Steam engine
1796
Inoculation/vaccination
1800
First suspension bridge
1801
First electric arc lamp
1804
Steam-powered locomotive
1819
Stethoscope
1837
Telegraph
1839
Daguerreotype camera
Vulcanized Rubber
1846
Sewing Machine
1860
Pasteurization 
1867
Dynamite (Alfred Nobel)
1876
Thomas Edison 's incandescent bulb
Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
1877
Edison 's gramophone and phonograph 
1885
Benz's automobile
1888
Eastman's  camera 
1893
Edison's "movies" 
1895
X-Rays
1899
Tape recorder
Inventions That Changed Our Lives - Wonder of Electricity (2000)  VHS

Inventions That Changed Our Lives - Communications & Transportation  (2000) VHS

The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla : Haarp - Chemtrails and Secret of Alternative 4
by Tim Swartz (Paperback)

Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century (Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and discove
by Michael Windelspecht (Hardcover - November 2001)

Tesla : Man Out of Time
by Margaret Cheney (Paperback - October 2001)

Edison : A Life of Invention
by Paul Israel (Hardcover - October 1998)

A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison
by David A. Adler, et al (Paperback - April 1999)

Inventing the 20th Century : 100 Inventions That Shaped the World
by Stephen Van Dulken, Andrew Phillips (Introduction) (Hardcover - October 2000)

They All Laughed : From Light Bulbs to Lasers : The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives
by Ira Flatow (Paperback - June 1993)

Louis Pasteur (Groundbreakers)
by Ann Fullick (Library Binding - October 2000)

Louis Pasteur : Father of Modern Medicine (Giants of Science)
by Beverley Birch, Fiona MacDonald (Library Binding - February 2001)

Lies Across America : What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
by James W. Loewen (Paperback - November 2000)

Alexander Graham Bell : The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone
by Edwin S. Grosvenor, et al (Hardcover - October 1997)

I Hear the Train: Reflections, Inventions, Refractions
by Louis Owens (Hardcover - October 2001

American Inventors and Inventions

History of Trains

Wireless Communications History

Louis Pasteur

Media and Communications History

 

1903 
Wright's aeroplanes
1904
Radar
1923
Hearing aid
1924 
Liquid fueled rocket
1926
Warner Bros' "talkies"
1928 
First differential analyzing computer
1932
Electron Microscope
1928 
First differential analyzing computer
1928 
First differential analyzing computer
1942
Nuclear Reactor
1945
Atomic Bomb
1947
Holography
1955
Fiber optics
1960
Laser
1972
Compact disc
1975
Betamax and VHS
1977
Apple personal computer
2000
Dolly the cloned sheep
Early Flying Machines (Discoveries and Inventions)
by Henry Dale (Library Binding - January 1993)

Inventions That Changed Our Lives - Inventions & Innovations 2000 (VHS)

Transportation (Great Inventions)
by Paul Dowswell (Library Binding - September 2001)

Technology's Past : America's Industrial Revolution and the People Who Delivered the Goods
by Dennis Karwatka (Paperback - December 1996)

Suppressed Inventions and Other Discoveries: Revealing the World's Greatest Secrets of Science and Medicine
by Jonathan Eisen (Paperback - March 1999)

The Clock (Turning Point Inventions)
by Trent Duffy, Toby Welles (Illustrator) (School & Library Binding - May 2000)

Guglielmo Marconi : Radio Pioneer (Giants of Science)
by Beverley Birch (Library Binding - September 2001)

The Wright Brothers (Famous People in Transportation)
by Lola M. Schaefer, Gail Saunders-Smith (Editor) (School & Library Binding - January 2000)

Lights for Minneapolis (The American Adventure #27)
by Susan Martins Miller, Adam Wallenta (Illustrator) (Paperback - December 1998)

Electronic Inventions and Discoveries : Electronics from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Present Day
by G. W. A. Dummer, E. Davies (Hardcover - November 1997)

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