Technology

Technology

by DK Publishing, Roger Bridgman
     
 

DK gives a new look to the series that forever changed the nonfiction genre and set the standard for highly informative visual guides. This volume, and those to follow in future seasons, forms part of an indispensable library for the whole family. Focusing on contemporary and historical developments in technology, this book features clear, expertly written text,… See more details below

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DK gives a new look to the series that forever changed the nonfiction genre and set the standard for highly informative visual guides. This volume, and those to follow in future seasons, forms part of an indispensable library for the whole family. Focusing on contemporary and historical developments in technology, this book features clear, expertly written text, color and black-and-white photos, charts, graphics, and 3-D models -- all of which combine to make complex scientific concepts easy to understand.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jacki Vawter
In this attractive and appealing information book, technology is used in its broadest sense as the science and art of making things. Each double-page spread provides a supportive topic with excellent text and photos. Specific topics such as "Joining things together" receive the same attention as the topics of metals, wood and farming. The concept, layout and variety in this book are commendable. Whether one reads every word or selectively reads, knowledge is gained about people--Henry Ford, Eli Whitney and Baron Bich of Bic ballpoint pen fame--and things--flak jacket, ring-pull tab and cellular telephone. History is included in most topics so that the sweep of technological advances is illuminated. For instance, under "Personal communication," the quill pen begins and video conferencing ends the section. As an "Eyewitness Science" series book, it is a winner and offers a wide examination of technology throughout the centuries and in our everyday lives. 1999 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6In typical ``Eyewitness'' fashion, these titles explore two areas of science through clear, full-color photographs and lots of concise, well-organized text. Technology deals with how the development of machines and materials has affected the areas of communication, farming, medicine, and more. Endoscopes, food mixers, fax machines, and robots are presented, as well as everyday items like the BicTM pen and the hollow tennis racquet. Medicine travels from ancient times to the future, addressing alternative treatments, modern drugs, fads in health care, diagnostic techniques, etc. What really stands out are the numerous examples of tools of the trade, like the 18th-century brass enema syringe and the 20th-century electronic hand. Both volumes feature lots of white space, great photography, and clear explanations of terms.Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564588838
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/1995
Series:
Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.19(h) x 1.52(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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