|TO LEARN MORE
ON THE BOOKSHELF:
Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking at DuPont
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Editor), Fred Wiersema (Contributor), John J. Kao, Tom Peters /
Hardcover - 208 pages 1 Ed edition (July 1997) / Harperbusiness
Case studies by executives of 3M, DuPont, GE, Pfizer, and Rubbermaid show their company's
commitment to innovation and present lessons learned by these well-known companies that
have turned themselves into integrated innovation machines.
Alchemy: The Science of Magic
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / 74310 / Less than $25.00
From the earliest times, but especially in the Middle Ages, men labored
over furnaces and vats of molten metal hoping to discover a path to
riches or everlasting life. And while modern society rightfully
dismisses the Holy Grail of alchemy the transformation of lead or
another base metal to gold the ancient art helped lay the groundwork for
much of modern science.
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / History Channel / Less than $25.00 /
A bullet travels up to 3,000 feet per second. So how can it be stopped?
Surprisingly, there are many answers to this question.
Du Ponts: America's Wealthiest Family
DVD / 1 Volume Set / 50 Minutes / Biography Channel / Less than
$25.00 / Also VHS
Learn of the family credo that says a du Pont's name should only
appear in the paper when they are born, married or die! In rare
interviews, family members including former Delaware Governor Pierre
du Pont IV offer an inside view of life in America's richest family.
ON THE WEB:
Corning Museum of Glass
Little is known about the first attempts to make glass.
Brief History of DuPont
DuPont is one of the oldest continuously operating industrial enterprises in the
world. The company was established in 1802 near Wilmington, Delaware, by a French
History of Adhesives
The first evidence of a substance being used as an adhesive dates back to 4000
History of Plastics
We all know the many ways that plastics contribute to our health, safety and peace of
mind. But how did the material plastic come about?
Kevlar The Wonder
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is operated by the University of
California for the United States Department of Energy.
Tragically Wallace Carothers, regarded by his contemporaries as an outstanding
chemist, never lived to see his new product become a necessity in modern life.