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Inventions : a visual encyclopedia

Author: John Farndon; Jacob Field; Joe Fullman; Andrew Humphreys; Giles Sparrow
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First American edition
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"Packed with fascinating facts and awesome pictures, this book explores the greatest inventions and inventors through the ages."--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Encyclopedias
History
Juvenile works
Encyclopedias, Juvenile
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Farndon; Jacob Field; Joe Fullman; Andrew Humphreys; Giles Sparrow
ISBN: 9781465458384 1465458387 9781465473691 1465473696
OCLC Number: 1042812834
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Early breakthroughs --
Making the modern world --
Get moving --
Communication --
At home --
In good health --
Space.
Other Titles: Smithsonian
DK Inventions
Responsibility: written by John Farndon, Jacob Field, Joe Fullman, Andrew Humphreys, and Giles Sparrow.

Abstract:

"Packed with fascinating facts and awesome pictures, this book explores the greatest inventions and inventors through the ages."--

Find out about the greatest inventions, inventors, ideas, and discoveries from ancient history to the modern day. From the humble wheel to electricity, computers to robots, Inventions: A Visual Encyclopedia covers a range of areas organized by theme: transportation (including cars and bicycles), communication (such as pens, TVs, phones, and cameras); home (from toilet paper to microwave ovens); work (the lathe and the microscope), health (including vaccinations and prosthetic limbs); and space (inventions that were made for astronauts and that are now used on Earth, such as smoke alarms and memory foam). The book also includes galleries that contain a collection of related inventions on one spread, while profile spreads explore the lives of prolific inventors, such as Thomas Edison, or key inventive ages, from Ancient China to the Digital Revolution. This also helps young readers--the innovators and "disruptors" of tomorrow--to understand how a particular invention made an impact on society at a particular time and in the years after it was first put to use. --

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