(Bluewood Books, April 1, 2007)
Bluewood books is proud to introduce In The 20th Centuries Series, an important and compelling look into distinct aspects of life in the 20th century. Each book in the series will focus on a different topic, providing the reader with an extraordinary chronicle of our past 100 years and insight towards the challenges of tomorrow. They are designed to give a clear and concise overview of the actual events that have contributed to our development in the U.S. and the world. The first two titles in the series are Media in the 20th Century and Technology in the 20th Century.In Technology in the 20th Century, read about the birth of aviation technology in the 1900s, technology advanced by the World Wars, the arrival of the electronic brain in the '60s, the Information Age of the '80s, and more! Technology in the 20th Century chronicles the inventions and discoveries that have changed the political, social, and economic structure of the U.S. and the world. Owning a Walkman, flying an airplane, or speaking to someone over a videophone were considered impossible at the beginning of the 20th century, but are now taken for granted. We are on a constant quest that will never be satisfied: seeking improvement over what has been accomplished. Technology in th 20th Century is bursting with remarkable information presented in an accessible format highlighting, along the way, interesting facts and figures, people, inventions, 20th century vocabulary, obsolete necessities, and more! We are at a pivotal point in time when two millenniums collide and we are presented with once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to examine our achievement and peek over the horizon.