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From the Publisher
"This straightforward guide to a fascinating field will be welcome in both school and young adult collections."
Lawrence Looks at Books
"Arranged chronologically, the three-page entries in this engaging work begin with the date of the invention and name of the inventor. These are followed by a narrative on the importance and history of the item, the scientist's process, and a description of how the invention has developed over time. The author's stated criteria for inclusion are that the invention was based in science, it was an invention rather than a discovery, and that it has had great ramifications for society….[t]his is a good resource."
School Library Journal
"Written by a scientist who became an award-winning children's storyteller, this book is a highly readable overview of scientific thought and invention from 250 BC to the present….[h]ighly recommended for public and school libraries. It is a good choice for reluctant readers who will appreciate how each invention is a chapter unto itself that can be read just a bit at a time."