1. Introduction

  1. James Wei

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342749.ch1

Great Inventions that Changed the World

Great Inventions that Changed the World

How to Cite

Wei, J. (2012) Introduction, in Great Inventions that Changed the World, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118342749.ch1

Author Information

  1. Princeton University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470768174

Online ISBN: 9781118342749

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Keywords:

  • inventors and inventions, dramatic breakthroughs in human history;
  • technology-push, the Gini coefficient and inequality of wealth;
  • US Patent, inventions, for new, inventive, being industrially applicable;
  • Maslow's proposed hierarchy, lowest level of basic needs to selfless acts;
  • new technologies of information/transportation, the gap between nations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Inventors and Inventions

  • Innovation, Development, Diffusion

  • Changing the World