What a Great Idea! : Inventions That Changed the World by Stephen M. Tomecek (20

What a Great Idea! : Inventions That Changed the World by Stephen M. Tomecek (20


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Steve Tomecek discusses 45 inventions that really shook up society. These big ideas inspired many other inventions and illuminate the changes that technology has made throughout time. From the hand ax and mathematics to IC chips and the laser, each technological touchstone in human history is described and placed in historical context. Each profile includes the who (if we know it), how the idea developed and how it works, the immediate impact of the idea, and the technological 'children' of the idea. The time span is 3500 BC to today. The author closes with an epilogue that looks into the future, a bibliography, and a list of great Web sites for young inventors. Realistic, 4-color paintings, in technical drawing style, showcase the idea and its applications by humans.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0590681443
ISBN-13 9780590681445

Key Details
Author Stephen M. Tomecek
Number Of Pages 112 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2003-02-01
Language English
Publisher Scholastic, Incorporated

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2003
Illustrated Yes

Weight 20 Oz
Height 0.5 In.
Width 8 In.
Length 10 In.

Target Audience
Group Juvenile Audience
Grade From 4
Grade To 9
Age Range 9 - 12

Classification Method
LCCN 2001-020937
LC Classification Number T15.T695 2002
Dewey Decimal 609
Dewey Edition 21

Illustrated by Dan Stuckenschneider

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