Greatest Invention of the World

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Andrei Casali 11/14/06 Writ 1e Greatest Invention of the World I claim that the world’s greatest invention is the creation of the wheel. The wheel, although a very simple tool, is probably the most widely used nowadays world wide. The wheel permits us to travel long distances in a short period of time. It has also permitted us to transport large loads practically anywhere. From cars to airplanes, and pulleys to hydroelectric power, without wheels, these could not function. The wheel has been shaping our society since the time it was invented. Summary The article “The World’s Greatest Invention” from the website http://www.speedace.info/wheels.htm , talk about the history of the wheel. It begins with the earliest uses of the wheel dating back to 5000 B.C. It quickly moves on to depict the basic 6 steps in which the wheel was perfected into the tool we now today.
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Unformatted text preview: By explaining each step and the social context in which these became more complex, we can understand why the wheel became more and more efficient. Once completing the explanation of the mechanics of the wheel, it goes on to the materials used throughout the different ages. From simple wooden logs, to wooden discs, to the tire we know today, the article explains why each material was used by certain civilizations and how it made their lives more productive. Finally, and as a closing argument, the applications of the wheel in modern and ancient times are presented. From cds to jet engines to hard drive disks and tiny watch gears, the concept of the wheel is the same, and has changed humanity since the beginning of its creation....
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