Biblio NotesImagine what life would be like without the wheel, the flushable lavatory, or the electric light... without television, computers, or a way to tell the time... Discover what the key inventions were, how they came to be made and the brilliant minds that realized them. Looking at all aspects of everyday life, from heating to health and from transport and telecommunications, young readers will see how the simple breakthrough machines and materials of the past have developed into the sophisticated, high-tech versions of today. The facts behind the amazing innovations that have changed our world. Investigates the impact of inventions on everyday life: communication, medicine, machines and more. Inside-view illustrations and historical photographs illuminate the stories, the people and the technology. Practical projects explain exactly how things work - make a microscope from a drop of water, cause a chemical reaction, build a model longship fit for a Viking, and create a computer logic gate. Ideal for 8- to 12-year-olds, for home and school use.
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