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A Short, Illustrated History of... Inventions

Written by Clive Gifford

Illustrated by Rita Petruccioli

Part of the A Short, Illustrated History of... Series

A Short, Illustrated History of... Inventions Synopsis

If your kids are fed up with learning the names of kings and queens or dates of battles, then this is the history book for them! This book only contains some of the most interesting inventions in history. No rubbish diagrams or grainy photos - just really cool facts, intriguing people and of course incredible inventions - all beautifully illustrated. It includes: the invention of the wheel, ancient Chinese, Roman and Greek technological advances that have helped shape history, the bicycle, the motor car, steam engines, the motor engine, aircraft, satellites, lasers, computers, the World Wide Web and more. We've curated for kids some of the best examples of inventions from history. The chronological order will help them get to grips with how and why one invention or discovery can lead to another. It also shows how humans have continually strived to improve their lives and the world by building on successes from the past, inspiring them to take leaps into the unknown or to reveal their genius to the world. Designed to spark the interest of children aged 8+ studying history and STEM topics at key stage 2, the text is snappy and completely relevant, so boredom is not an option. The 4-book series, A Short Illustrated History, celebrates some of the best thinkers, scientists, mathematicians, inventors, engineers and creative geniuses the world has ever seen! Titles in this series: Space Exploration Scientific Discoveries Inventions Medicine

Book Information

ISBN: 9781445169095
Publication date: 10th September 2020
Author: Clive Gifford
Illustrator: Rita Petruccioli
Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford (Author) Clive Gifford is the author of more than 150 children's books including Eye Benders, winner of the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, Royal Society-nominated Out of This World and Cool Technology which won the School Library Association Information Book Award. His book, The Colours of History, won the Blue Peter Book Awards' Best Book With Facts. He has travelled through 70 countries, run a computer games company and taken part in all manner of sports from parachuting and gliding to Ultimate Frisbee. Clive's official website can be found at www.clivegifford.co.uk Rita Petruccioli (Illustrator) Rita Petruccioli ...

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