What's the Big Idea? An At-a-glance Guide to the Key Discoveries, Inventions and Ideas That Have Shaped Our World by David Stewart
  

What's the Big Idea? An At-a-glance Guide to the Key Discoveries, Inventions and Ideas That Have Shaped Our World

Written by David Stewart
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Part of the Brain Power S. Series

Synopsis

What's the Big Idea? An At-a-glance Guide to the Key Discoveries, Inventions and Ideas That Have Shaped Our World by David Stewart

What's the Big Idea? explores the story of inventions through the ages and explains how ideas and technology from different countries and times are built on and developed - that inventions don't just 'happen'. Stunningly illustrated throughout, and with a clear text, it covers many important inventions, from the first stone axe to genetic engineering and the internet - not forgetting the 2,400,000 years in between! The lives of famous and not-so-famous inventors are described. Men and women from different cultural backgrounds, whose major contributions have been overlooked in the past, are included. A time line of events puts inventions in their historical context, showing how wars and trade push ideas forward. The book features a clear, concise text, full-colour illustrations and humorous drawings, which will engage even reluctant readers. A complete glossary and index make this title ideal for home and school. What's the Big Idea? covers several of the periods studied under Key Stage 2 of the History curriculum, including the major ancient civilisations, the Tudors, the Victorians and modern Britain. It is an ideal text for shared and guided reading for Key Stage 2 pupils within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy. It helps achieve the goals of the Scottish Standard Curriculum 5-14, promoting 'positive attitudes to learning', 'knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world' and 'skills in literacy'.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 12

Author

David Stewart
More books by David Stewart

Publisher

Book House an imprint of Salariya Book Company Ltd

Publication date

30th July 2005

ISBN

9781904642565


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