The Encyclopedia of Inventions

The Encyclopedia of Inventions

by Jessica Snyder Sachs

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Children's Literature
From the abacus to the zipper, the lever to the rocket, more than 200 inventions are covered in this useful, engaging reference book. Entries are organized alphabetically, and most are accompanied by detailed illustrations. Throughout the book are "changing world" supplements that focus the reader's attention on inventions that had a great impact, ranging from 250,000 B.C. (simple tools, such as the ax and spear) to 1995 (space and communication devices, such as the space station, satellite, fax machines and cellular phones). In addition, six influential inventors are profiled, including Archimedes, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Galileo. The book also includes twelve "overview articles," providing broad discussion of technological innovations in fields from Agriculture to Timekeeping, Transportation to Household Comforts and Conveniences. Last, but certainly not least, there is the "chronology of inventions," a timeline of inventions and important historical events. This book is sure to be useful to science students and curious readers alike. 2001, Franklin Watts/Scholastic, $40.00. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer: Heidi Green

Product Details

Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Watts Reference Series
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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