50 Things You Should Know About Inventions
50 Things You Should Know About Inventions
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Annotation: Shares the stories behind some of the world's most important inventions, including bicycles, dynamite, and television.
Genre: Technology
Catalog Number: #500804
Format: Paperback
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Copyright Date: 2016
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 80 pages
Availability: Out of Print
ISBN: 1-682-97020-5
ISBN 13: 978-1-682-97020-1
Dewey: 609
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
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Through 50 concise, highly visual chapters, the volumes in the 50 Things You Should Know About series offer a distinct narrative on a variety of topics, each organized thematically. Inventions is neatly broken down by topic: transportation and exploration objects (early wheels, space travel); household items (lightbulbs, dishwashers); communication devices (telegrams, the Internet); tools (steam engines, robots); medicine (MRI machines, pacemakers); and entertainment (Barbies, MP3 players). The layout, photo-illustrated and containing diagrams and eye-catching text boxes, is bright and dynamic, and each volume is complete with an ending glossary, while Inventions also contains a "Who's Who" of notable figures. Fact-packed and visual, these overviews provide plenty of intriguing factoids for would-be researchers to pursue.
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Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: 4-7

In the ancient world, philosopher Archimedes designed new machines for farming. During the Renaissance, artist Leonardo da Vinci sketched his ideas for wondrous flying machines. Scientist James Watt provided ideas that would power the Industrial Revolution, while American inventor Thomas Edison patented more than 1000 inventions that would shape modern life, including the movie camera and the electric light bulb. Today's inventors still explore ideas for new and clever technology, producing miniature machines that we can only see under a microscope. Step inside the world of invention and see where it might take us next...

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