This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about great inventors and inventions from the 1620s to the 1990s. Now updated, The Story of Inventions covers key innovations from the 15th through the 20th century. Divided into four sections: Power, Manufacturing & Production, Communications, and Transportation, chapters focus on the invention as well as the life of the inventor, weaving together true-life stories in a format enjoyable for young and old. Inventors include Edison, Fermi, Ford, Gutenberg, Morse, Bell, Fulton, and others; inventions include the sewing machine, cotton gin, radio, television, submarine, computer, and more. Comprehension questions are included at the end of each chapter.