Originally published in 1884. A detailed history of some of the great inventors and inventions of the world. Contents Include Phineas Pett : Begginers of English Shipbuilding Francis Pettit Smith : Practical Introducer of the Screw Propeller John Harrison : Inventer of the Marine Chronometer John Lombe : Introducer of the Silk Industry into England William Murdock : His Life and Inventions Fredrick Koenig : Inventor of the Steam-Printing Machine The Walters of 'The Times': Invention of the Walter Press William Clowes : Book Printing By Steam Charles Bianconi : A Lesson of Self-Help in Ireland Industry in Ireland : Through Connaught and Ulster to Belfast Shipbuilding in Belfast : By E.J. Harland, Engineer and Shipbuilding Astronomers and Students in Humble Life : A New Chapter in the 'Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties' Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.