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    • Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

    • By: W. Bernard Carlson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: W. Bernard Carlson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Now, you can learn the remarkable stories surrounding monumental inventions - and how consequential these inventions were to history. Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson of the University of Virginia, who is an expert on the role of innovation in history, these 36 enlightening lectures give you a broad survey of material history, from the ancient pottery wheel to the Internet and social media. Along with recounting the famous inventions you might expect, this course explores a number of surprising innovations, including beer, pagodas, and the operating room.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great content but poor editing on the delivery

    • By Michael on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Tesla

    • Inventor of the Electrical Age
    • By: W. Bernard Carlson
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the 20th century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A detailed examination of Tesla's work

    • By Jean on 02-01-14

    Regular price: $29.95