Here is a list of eBooks on various topics realtedto Inventors, inventing, patents, marketing and more. These are eBooks members and guests have mentioned that are worth reading. If you know of any that should be included in this list, send a note to info (at) inventingwomen.com with “Inventing Women eBook” in subject line and a brief description and link to more information in the body of the message.
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Maxine Anderson From armored tanks and gliders to “plastic glass” and drawing machines, this interactive book explores the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci through hands-on building projects and activities. Most of Leonardo’s inventions were never made in his lifetime and remained sketches in his famous notebooks; kids examine some of these original sketches and learn about the models he made of his inventions. From there they delve into detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for each project, which are interpersed with historical facts, biographical anecdotes, and trivia. Most of the building can be done using simple household supplies: construction paper, tape, markers, glue, cardboard tubes, aluminum foil, and cardboard boxes. Background about the Renaissance as a period of remarkable achievement in art and science appears throughout the book. ($11.95 pdf)
MIT Inventors Handbook ~ This handbook was created by the Lemelson-MIT Program to address the independent inventor’s and aspiring entrepreneur’s most frequently asked questions regarding United States patents. We hope that this handbook will provide some helpful information on the patenting and commercialization processes. (FREE)