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Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Inventions That Use Light. 1. Spectacles. 2. Kaleidoscope. 3. Phenakistiscope. 4. Periscope. Part II: Inventions That Move Through Air and Water. 5. Hulled Sailboat. 6. Parachute. 7. Liquid-Fueled Rocket. 8. Hovercraft. 9. Aerobie. Part III: Inventions of Bridges and Dams. 10. Suspension Bridge. 11. Arch Dam. Part IV: Inventions That Use Sound. 12. Stethoscope. 13. Kazoo. 14. Bottle Organ. Part V: Inventions for Heating and Cooling. 15. Solar Water Heater. 16. Desert Refrigerator. Part VI: Miscellaneous Inventions. 17. Water Clock. 18. Scytale. 19. Gimbal. 20. Pendulum Seismograph. 21. Portable Solar Distiller. 22. Mousetrap. Glossary. Index.

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RUTH KASSINGER is a writer, teacher, and consultant. She is the author of Wiley's Reinvent the Wheel and has written many articles on science and technology for such publications as the Washington Post, Smithsonian, and Science Weekly.

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