Science and Technology by John Farndon


Science and Technology by John Farndon

Follow in the steps of scientists, engineers and inventors on a journey of challenge and discovery that spans 2,000 years. Meet the men and women whose brilliant minds, quest for knowledge, and determination have shaped the way we live. Trace the evolution of scientific thought and the most amazing breakthroughs, from the ancient Greeks to the world of the microchip. This is an accessible and exciting illustrated reference book that the whole family will enjoy using. Detailed panels highlight major advances, clear diagrams illustrate theories and fact boxes pinpoint key dates. Scientific breakthroughs are often the result of years of painstaking research, but likewise a sudden, profound insight can sometimes provide the right solution. Trace the development of discoveries and inventions that have shaped the way we live. Learn how modern technology is built on the foundations of early thought, and how science has evolved through the centuries. Vivid illustrations and photographs bring the great scientific thinkers and their work to life, making this a valuable book for every family reference shelf. Exploring History is a series of books that takes the reader through time, exploring the reality of what it was like to live in the past. Together the series spans the whole of the human era, from prehistoric times to life in the modern world.

About the Author

JOHN FARNDON is an internationally known author, as well as a playwright, composer and songwriter. He has written hundreds of books, which have sold millions of copies around the world in most major languages and include many best-sellers, such as the award-winning Do Not Open.

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64 pages


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Publication date

1st June 2009



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