Marvels of Scientific Invention


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(3.9 stars; 15 reviews)

This is a chronicle of the 19 most interesting inventions of the early 20th century. Some of the inventions are still in use and of considerable impact today, while others are examples of the strong belief in progress prevalent at the time would probably be frowned upon today. In this way, the author's account of how ice was made at the time will still be very interesting for readers today, but an account of how dynamite was going to be used in farming may be seen as humorous to the contemporary reader. The subjects are as varied as science herself is, and any reader and listener should find a subject matching his or her own taste. - Summary by Carolin (9 hr 19 min)

Chapters

Digging with Dynamite 30:56 Read by Mike Pelton
Measuring Electricity 46:04 Read by realisticspeakers
The Fuel of the Future 38:04 Read by timli
Some Valuable Electrical Processes 24:36 Read by Domotov
Machine-made Cold 20:32 Read by Domotov
Scientific Inventions at Sea 25:17 Read by Arvindh Sundar
The Gyro-Compass 15:31 Read by Robert Ray
Torpedoes and Submarine Mines 22:57 Read by garyleosmith
Gold Recovery 39:12 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Intense Heat 29:03 Read by Phil Kasper
An Artificial Coal Mine 26:38 Read by Arvindh Sundar
The Most Striking Invention of Recent Times, part 1 34:55 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Most Striking Invention of Recent Times, part 2 36:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
How Pictures can be sent by Wire 39:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
A Wonderful Example of Science and Skill 18:23 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Scientific Testing and Measuring 30:28 Read by Arvindh Sundar
Colour Photography 22:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
How Science aids the Stricken Collier 27:37 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
How Science helps to keep us well 13:41 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Modern Artillery 18:26 Read by garyleosmith

Reviews

excellent book....but


(4 stars)

the lady from Canada could use a kind editor to be honest with her. maybe some training in diction and reading the material at least once prior to recording to be sure everything is familiar. several good books in this subject have been diminished in this way


(3 stars)

The Vancouver lady doesn't have quite enough technical literacy


(5 stars)

The book was very informative and particularly enlightening concerning the different uses of electricity.