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The 1990s Decade in Photos: The Rise of Technology
     

The 1990s Decade in Photos: The Rise of Technology

by Jim Corrigan
 

Technology leaped forward during the 1990s. Many people logged on to the Internet for the first time. Scientists explored Mars with a rover. They also learned how to clone animals. But the world also endured hardships during the decade. War broke out in the Persian Gulf. Terrorists blew up buildings. A deadly disease spread through Africa, killing millions. It was

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Technology leaped forward during the 1990s. Many people logged on to the Internet for the first time. Scientists explored Mars with a rover. They also learned how to clone animals. But the world also endured hardships during the decade. War broke out in the Persian Gulf. Terrorists blew up buildings. A deadly disease spread through Africa, killing millions. It was the 1990s - a decade of technology and tragedy.

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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Characterizing a decade in one slim book involves making choices—Corrigan generally does quite well at selecting nineteen significant events or developments for each decade since 1900. Young history buffs get a look at politics, war, fashion, science, and technology in this "Amazing Decades in Photos" series, illustrated not only with photographs, but also posters, cartoons, and newspaper pages. (The later decades are presented mainly in photos.) Corrigan subtitles this title "The Rise of Technology," though the incidents selected point more to a decade of disasters. Abroad, U.S. troops invaded Iraq to free Kuwait, apartheid was abolished in South Africa, but Bosnia and Rwanda were wracked with violence and genocide, while terrorists bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. At home, Americans suffered race riots in Los Angeles, a bomb exploding in the World Trade Center, terrorist (homegrown) destruction of a Federal building in Oklahoma, and murder by students at Colorado's Columbine High school. (Corrigan refers to "scandals" of Clinton's presidency without mentioning Monica Lewinsky.) Technology was able to clone a sheep but not prevent the ravages of AIDS in Africa. More positively, the creation of the World Wide Web made the Internet accessible to the public, while the Hubble Space Telescope sent back images of far galaxies. As relief from grunge and sitcoms, the 90s saw the debut of J.K. Rowling's magical world of Harry Potter books. Looking ahead to a new millennium, Corrigan forecasts bitterly divided political parties, war, and a historic election. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766031388
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Amazing Decades in Photos Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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