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Chapters:

  1. James Watt and the Invention of the Steam Engine
  2. Robert Fulton and the Invention of the Steamboat
  3. George Stephenson and the Invention of the Locomotive
  4. Invention of the Electric Engine and Electric Locomotive
  5. The Invention of the Spinning Machines
  6. Eli Witney and the Invention of the Cotton Gin
  7. Elias Howe and the Invention of the Sewing Machine
  8. Cyrus H. McCormick and the Invention of the Reaper
  9. Henry Bessemer and the Making of Steel
  10. John Gutenberg and the Invention of Printing
  11. Samuel F.B. Morse and the Invention of Telegraph
  12. Alexander Graham Bell and the Invention of Telephone
  13. Thomas Edison
  14. Orville & Wilbur Wright
  15. Guglielmo Marconi
  16. John L. Baird - Television
  17. John P. Holland and the Submarine
  18. Wernher Von Braun and Rockets to the Moon
  19. The Invention of the Computer

The Story of Inventions

By Michael J. McHugh
and Frank P. Bachman
Published by Christian Liberty Press Copyright 1992

Sprinkled with black and white illustrations, this is a story book. Each chapter is presented like a story of the inventions or the life of the inventors. Recommended for grades 4-6, these stories can be read by the children or you can read them to all ages as bedtime stories.

At the end of most chapters are 5 comprehension questions.

There is a second edition of this book. The schedule linked below does not work with the second edition.

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