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The Most Astonishing Inventions of all Time

Deborah Kespert

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An educational exploration of the greatest inventions of the last 2,000 years, and the brilliant inventors who dared to think the unthinkable and do the impossible

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From Archimedes's machine for carrying water up hill, to Edison's electric light bulb; from the Wright brothers' first powered flight to the Saturn V space rocket; from Gutenberg's printing press to Tim Berners-Lee's creation of the worldwide web each gripping story of invention, struggle and perseverance is told here in fascinating detail. The book also includes a selection of simple how-to activities to inspire the budding scientist.


'Unlike other publications on the history of invention, Genius! combines a fun approach with meaty information'
London Mums magazine

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 26.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 20 April 2015

ISBN: 9780500650431

Contents List

Introduction • Pioneers • Communication • Technology • Transport • Into Space

About the Author

Deborah Kespert is the author of numerous children’s books, including Explore! and, with David Baker, Space Academy.