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The story of inventions

Author: Anna Claybourne; Adam Larkum
Publisher: London : Usborne, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everyday things like toasters, chocolate bars, and cars are only here because someone bothered to invent them. Learn about these, and other brilliant ideas, from ancient inventions like the wheel, to the high-tech gadgets of the modern world.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Claybourne; Adam Larkum
ISBN: 9780746070093 0746070098 9781601301765 1601301766 9780794517106 0794517102
OCLC Number: 124025678
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: All about inventions. Land transportation. Inventing the wheel --
Pedal power --
Clever catseyes --
Land transportation through the ages --
Air travel. Learning to fly --
Gliders and planes --
Down to earth --
Aircraft through the ages --
Food. The spread of chocolate --
Something to chew on --
Crunchy, crumbly chips --
Household inventions. Doing the dishes --
Sucking up dust --
Miraculous microwaves --
Down the pot! --
Bright ideas --
Lighting through the ages --
Communication. Inventing the telephone --
A record of sound --
Television is born --
The computer age --
Communications through the ages --
Clothing. The story of jeans --
Zip it up! --
Hooks and loops --
Medicine. Surgery without tears --
Spectacular specs --
The story of adhesive bandages --
Seeing our insides --
Writing. Paper pioneers --
Books for everyone --
The brilliant biro --
Sticky messages --
Brainy Braille --
Writing tools through the ages --
More inventions. Going under --
The quiet-loud machine --
Taking photos --
Everyday inventions through the ages --
Crazy ideas?
Responsibility: Anna Claybourne ; illustrated by Adam Larkum.
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Explains how, when and why the ingenious inventions which surround us were created, from simple spectacles to complex computers. This title covers such diverse subjects as toilets, bread, Braille,  Read more...

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