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The Resource Genius! : the most astonishing inventions of all time, Deborah Kespert

Genius! : the most astonishing inventions of all time, Deborah Kespert

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Genius! : the most astonishing inventions of all time
Title
Genius!
Title remainder
the most astonishing inventions of all time
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Kespert
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Genius! tells the stories behind the amazing inventions that helped shape our modern world. Young readers are introduced to the technologies developed by thinkers and inventors such as Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci, Gutenberg, James Watt, the Wright brothers, and Tim Berners-Lee, and the creativity and determination behind their discoveries. The book is divided into five key thematic sections: Pioneers, Communication, Technology, Transport, and Into Space. Read about how the innovators who brought us today a world of communications, the Internet, fast travel, space exploration, and entertainment faced challenges and dangers as they dared to create new machines and technologies. Combining lively, entertaining stories with well-illustrated information on the inventions and their implications, as well as an activities section with mini-experiments for the budding inventor, Genius! brings all the excitement of scientific invention alive for children growing up in an increasingly technology-oriented world
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Kespert, Deborah
Dewey number
600
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Inventors
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Genius! : the most astonishing inventions of all time, Deborah Kespert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great inventions: where and when -- Marvelous machines: Archimedes -- Detecting earthquakes: Zhang Heng -- Mechanical wonders: Al-Jazari -- Designs ahead of his time: Leonardo da Vinci -- The first printing press: Johannes Gutenberg -- Race to invent the telephone: Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray -- The birth of the movies: Louis and Auguste Lumière -- Radio across the ocean: Guglielmo Marconi -- Experiments in television: John Logie Baird -- Codes and computer science: Alan Turing -- The arrival of the Internet -- A revolution in steam power: James Watt -- Lighting up the world: Thomas Edison -- The incredible Tesla coil: Nikola Tesla -- Manufacturing Kevlar: Stephanie Kwolek -- Birth of the motor car: Karl and Bertha Benz -- Humans take to the air: Wilbur and Orville Wright -- The first working telescope: Hans Lippershey -- Listening into space: Karl Jansky -- Building space rockets: Wernher von Braun
Control code
ocn905097389
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780500650431
Lccn
2014952828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Genius! : the most astonishing inventions of all time, Deborah Kespert
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Great inventions: where and when -- Marvelous machines: Archimedes -- Detecting earthquakes: Zhang Heng -- Mechanical wonders: Al-Jazari -- Designs ahead of his time: Leonardo da Vinci -- The first printing press: Johannes Gutenberg -- Race to invent the telephone: Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray -- The birth of the movies: Louis and Auguste Lumière -- Radio across the ocean: Guglielmo Marconi -- Experiments in television: John Logie Baird -- Codes and computer science: Alan Turing -- The arrival of the Internet -- A revolution in steam power: James Watt -- Lighting up the world: Thomas Edison -- The incredible Tesla coil: Nikola Tesla -- Manufacturing Kevlar: Stephanie Kwolek -- Birth of the motor car: Karl and Bertha Benz -- Humans take to the air: Wilbur and Orville Wright -- The first working telescope: Hans Lippershey -- Listening into space: Karl Jansky -- Building space rockets: Wernher von Braun
Control code
ocn905097389
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780500650431
Lccn
2014952828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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