Presents twenty four inventions that have impacted the modern world from 1400 up to the present, with entries that provide the life of each inventor, a detailed describtion of the invention, and the economic, social, and political impact that the invention had on subsequent history.However, owing to considerations such as cylinder charging time, a two- cycle engine typically gives only about 60% more power than a comparable four-cycle engine. A two-stroke operation in a Diesel engine usually matches the cylinderanbsp;...
|Title||:||Icons of Invention|
|Author||:||John W. Klooster|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2009-07|