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Inventions

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.
Series: Insiders (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A brief history of mankind's greatest inventions, from the first firemaking implements to the Internet.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Murphy
ISBN: 9781416938651 1416938656
OCLC Number: 214286058
Notes: Originally published: Sydney, NSW : Weldon Owen, 2008.
Includes index.
Awards: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, 2010
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: What is an invention? --
Timeline of invention --
The first inventors --
It's revolutionary: wheel --
With the wind: sail --
Keeping time: clock --
Putting wind to work: windmill --
Spreading the word: printing press --
The universe revealed: telescope --
Powering the modern age: engine --
Capturing the moment: camera --
Transport on track: train --
Sound ideas: music player --
Making electricity: power station --
Keeping connected: telephone --
Deep diver: submarine --
Freedom machine: automobile --
Lighter than air: airship --
Taking to the skies: airplane --
Across the airwaves: radio and TV --
Quick thinking: computer --
Out of this world: rocket --
Kindest cuts: surgery --
Access control: lock and key --
Better bodies: bionics --
Wired world: Internet.
Series Title: Insiders (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Responsibility: Glenn Murphy.
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