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Genius! The most astonishing inventions of all time by Deborah Kespert

Genius! The most astonishing inventions of all time

Deborah Kespert


Genius! The most astonishing inventions of all time by Deborah Kespert

Here is a lively and educational childrens book about the great (and sometimes surprising) inventions that created our 21st-century world, and the brilliant, and often brave, inventors who dared to think the unthinkable and do the impossible. From Archimedes machine for carrying water up hill, to Edisons electric light bulb; from the Wright brothers first powered flight to the Saturn V space rocket; from Gutenbergs printing press to Tim Berners-Lees creation of the worldwide web each gripping story of invention, struggle and perseverance is told in fascinating detail. The book includes a selection of simple how-to activities to inspire the budding scientist. Genius! will appeal to children around the age of 9+ with an interest in technology, science and history.


Fascinating. . . . For a healthy dose of the genius of history and the history of genius, this is the book. A fascinating book for any scientifically or historically minded kids. . . . Fabulously designed . . . each page is dynamic and eye catching. The writing is snappy and fun, the graphics are bright and inviting. Will be a great hit with the middle grade audience. An excellent addition to middle school libraries seeking to inject life into a tired and under-explored nonfiction section . . . Not only full of information but Kespert presents each inventor in a fun and entertaining way with original advertisements and photographs, colorful timelines, and tales of danger and hilarity. Many of the inventions can be made from the simple How To instructions and basic supplies. Perfect for S.T.E.M. schools or any student interested in learning about the origins of the increasingly technology-infused world in which we live. Features dozens of experiments, handy graphs and definitive timelines. Deborah Kespert highlights more than a dozen inventions and discoveries that 'have helped to shape the world today.

-moving overview of some of humanity's more notable achievements. A fascinating book for any scientifically--or historically--minded kids. . . . Fabulously designed . . . each page is dynamic and eye catching.

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96 pages


Deborah Kespert
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Thames & Hudson Ltd

Publication date

20th April 2015



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