These and other intriguing government publications are available in the Public Documents and Patents Department at the Main Library.
The 2000 National Inventors Hall of Fame Commemorative Book
A small book of American invention history that goes beyond the Wright brothers to recent inventions in computer hardware and biotechnology, including patent numbers and inventor photographs.
Life into Space: Space Life Sciences Experiments, NASA Ames Research Center, 1991-1998
A second volume of detailed descriptions of the life science experiments that have been conducted in space, including space shuttle and MIR payloads, from the experiment design through space operations to postflight analysis and results.