53 1/2 Things That Changed the World by Steve Parker


53 1/2 Things That Changed the World by Steve Parker

Imagine life without music, buildings, clothes, books, engines or even speech! This is what the world would be like, without the 53 1/2 things that changed the course of history. From primitive discoveries such as fire and the wheel, to modern creations such as the jet engine and the internet - not forgetting the great inventing disasters - this book contains them all! A collection of funny and informative stories describe how technological progress has been advanced throughout human history by some of the greatest inventing catastrophies ever. It's all explained with detailed but informal introductions and captions, accompanied by simple, colourful and comical illustrations which will engage even the most reluctant readers. A complete glossary and index make this title ideal for home and school.

About the Author

STEVE PARKER is an award-winning science author for children and adults. After gaining a degree in Zoology and working at the Natural History Museum, Steve moved into educational publishing and has now written more than 300 titles. He is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. JOHN HASLAM has been working as an illustrator for most of his professional life. John worked in advertising for 10 years and worked on various projects including TV storyboards, to illustrating for all kinds of accounts from Pritt Stick (the Pritt Stick Man was his invention), to comic pages such as Danger Mouse, Disney and Transformers.

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64 pages


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Publication date

1st May 2012



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