See Inside Inventions by Alex Frith


See Inside Inventions by Alex Frith

This title tells the wonderful, mysterious and often funny stories behind famous inventions. Flaps reveal lovingly detailed artwork to show the hidden workings inside inventions. Carefully researched text explains the differences between discovery, invention and innovation, and how these three aspects unite.


'A hands-on science lesson! - Lancashire Evening Post; 'Perfectly pitched for Key Stage 2, a mix of facts, humour and novelty flaps...This series is proof that the right non-fiction still sells' - The Bookseller; 'I absolutely loved the interactivity of this 'lift the flaps'

... What's more it is not just a parade of facts - we find out about people and the history behind the inventions, essential context to make the science interesting' - Popular Science; 'Famous inventions often come about for strange reasons and this book shows how things were invented, often by chance, such as the sticky burrs on a dog's coat that led to the introduction of velcro. Lift the flaps (over 60 of them) to reveal intricate drawings which show the hidden workings inside inventions. Engines, flying machines, electricity and more - all explained in easy-to-understand language' - Parents in Touch;

About the Author

Alex Frith

Author of the Big Book of Big Dinosaurs, Alex Frith has been writing Usborne books since 2005, covering every subject you can think of, from chemistry to submarines to the human brain. He loves reading comics and watching films. His favourite dinosaur is the pachycephalosaurus.

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16 pages


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Publication date

1st November 2011



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