Computers

Computers

by Brian Williams
     
 

Have you ever wondered who first thought of using punched cards to program computers? Or what computers were like before the triode was invented? Every great idea had to start somewhere! Great Inventions: Computers shows you how many important technological breakthroughs, from the abacus to the e-book, went from the drawing board to our homes and schools. The…  See more details below

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Have you ever wondered who first thought of using punched cards to program computers? Or what computers were like before the triode was invented? Every great idea had to start somewhere! Great Inventions: Computers shows you how many important technological breakthroughs, from the abacus to the e-book, went from the drawing board to our homes and schools. The inventions are arranged in chronological order, so you can see how, in many cases, one led to another. Learn about the inventors who saw new ways of doing things, and find out how their inventions have changed our lives.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-These titles examine major inventions and their effect on society. Dowswell shows how medical instruments and procedures went from experimentation to daily use over the course of human history. Williams looks at technology and the inventions that preceded the computers we know today. The inventions are arranged chronologically, with diagrams showing how they work and biographical information about the inventors. The full-color photos, reproductions, and drawings are plentiful and effectively used. A key-date chart flows across the bottom of each recto, showing when other related innovations occurred. The information contained in the books is well organized and will be a boon to report writers. While there are many books available for this audience about inventions and inventors, these titles will be helpful to researchers seeking specific information.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588102102
Publisher:
Heinemann Library
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Great Inventions Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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