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Boyd, Thomas. "Poor John Fitch: Inventor of the Steamboat." New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935.

Brayer, Elizabeth. "George Eastman: A Biography." Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Bunch, Bryan and Alexander Hellemans. "The Timetables of Technology: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in the History of Technology." New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Carrier, Elba O. "Humphry Davy and Chemical Discovery." London: Chatto & Windus, 1967.

Davies, John D. "Phrenology Fad and Science: A 19th-Century American Crusade." New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955.

"The Emergence of Cinema: the American Screen to 1907." New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990.

Gernsheim, Helmut and Alison. "The History of Photography from the Camera Obscura to the Beginning of the Modern Era." New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969.

James, T. H., ed. "The Theory of the Photographic Process." 4th ed. New York: Macmillan Pub. Co., 1977.

Jenkins, Reese. "Images and Enterprise: Technology and the American Photographic Industry 1839 to 1925." Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975.

Josephson, Matthew. "Edison: A Biography." New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959.

"Journey: 75 Years of Kodak Research." Rochester: Eastman Kodak Co., 1969.

Knight, David. "Humphry Davy: Science and Power." Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1992.

Lewis, Tom. "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio." New York: Harper-Perennial, 1991.

Lindsay, David. "Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise & Untimely Fall of America's Show Inventors." New York: Kodansha America, 1997.

MacDonnell, Kevin. "Eadweard Muybridge: The Man Who Invented the Moving Picture." Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1972.

Mirsky, Jeanette and Allan Nevins. "The World of Eli Whitney." New York: Macmillan Co., 1952.

Musser, Charles. "Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison Manufacturing Company." Berkeley: U. california Press, 1991.

Newhall, Beaumont. "The History of Photography." New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1964.

Ostroff, Eugene. "Western Views and Eastern Visions." Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1981.

Petroski, Henri. "The Evolution of Useful Things." New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Rae, John B. "The American Automobile: A Brief History." Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1965.

Rosenblum, Naomi. "A World History of Photography." Revised ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.

Stansfield, Dorothy A. "Thomas Beddoes, M.D., 1760-1808: Chemist, Physician, Democrat." Dordrecht, South Africa: D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1984.

Taft, Robert. "Photography and the American Scene: A Social History, 1839-1889." New York: Dover Publications, 1938.


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Weschler, Lawrence. "The Looking Glass," The New Yorker. January 31, 2000.

Smith, Merritt Roe. "Eli Whitney and the American System of Manufacturing." In Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas. Edited by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990.

Trachtenburg, Alan. "American Response to the Daguerrotype, 1839-1851." In The Daguerrotype. Edited by John Wood. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1989.



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