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We have expanded and updated our list of inventors and their inventions and created some groupings to make it easier for you to find the information that you are looking for. All lists include the date of the invention or discovery.

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If you can’t find the answer here we suggest trying the books or similar titles located at 608 in the Dewey sequence or search our catalogue for inventors or inventions to see what is available around our libraries.

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We have a wonderful electronic resource called World Book Inventions and Discoveries. You can investigate some of the amazing inventions and discoveries that have changed the world including advances in agriculture, engineering, communications, economics, manufacturing, the arts, astronomy, transportation, warfare, medicine, mathematics, and everyday items.

It includes video, animation and interactive activities and maps!

World Book Inventions and Discoveries is part of the Source - It’s free, and all you need is your library card number and password / PIN.