Inventions: A History of Key Inventions That Changed the World by Adam Hart-Davis

Inventions: A History of Key Inventions That Changed the World

Written by Adam Hart-Davis
Illustrated by Nishant Choksi

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TV presenter Adam Hart-Davies turns his attention to some of the key inventions which changed the world. His clear and simple explanations are supported by illustrations including flaps that lift and wheels which vividly demonstrate how toilets flush and the basic principles of the steam engine.

Fun to ‘play’ with, this is also a book which will teach each young reader about the machines they use in everyday life - and take for granted.


Inventions: A History of Key Inventions That Changed the World by Adam Hart-Davis

Discover how the world's greatest inventions work in this funny and accessible novelty book by inventions expert, Adam Hart-Davis. If you've ever wondered why the pencil came into existence, or how a steam engine works, or when we started using flushing toilets, this book has all the answers. Based on seven key areas of invention, Adam Hart-Davis tells the stories behind steam power, lighting, toilets, clocks, communication, bikes and flight, and how they are still relevant to our world today. Pull-tabs, flaps, pull-out booklets and detailed illustrations make this a perfect interactive gift book for budding inventors.


a funny, accessible novelty book packed with interactive flaps and pull tabs Bookseller A beautifully put together book that's perfect for curious children everywhere CBI recommended reads of 2012 a handsome large format history The Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Adam Hart-Davis

Adam Hart-Davis is a writer and broadcaster who has worked on and presented several major TV series including Local Heroes, Top Ten Treasures, Tomorrow's World, What the Stuarts Did for Us, What the Victorians Did for Us, What the Romans Did for Us, and What the Ancients Did for Us. He is an expert on inventions of all varieties and lives with his wife in the West of England. Nishant Choksi is an exciting new Brighton-based illustrator who has created artworks for The Times, Guardian, Independent, Wall Street Journal and NewScientist. His previous children's books include the Really, Really Big Questions series with authors Mark Brake and Dr Stephen Law.

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12 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th October 2012




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