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LET'S COMMUNICATE

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Engineering & Science

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7+

£7.99

32 pp

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978-1-910684-91-7

Let’s Communicate – From the First Written Word to the Internet: takes us through the most important human landmark ever: writing, dating from more than 5,000 years ago. We look at scripts from pictorial to alphabet (early ones had no vowels!), paper and writing tools, the invention of movable type by the Chinese (1045), later reinvented by Gutenberg, and methods of signalling. The telephone was actually Italian immigrant Antonio Meucci’s invention (ratified in 2002), which gave birth to the cellphone and smart phone. And we round off with a whizz through computers, the internet and the WWW!

Key points

• Explains the origins of all kinds of technology and their workings, then and now.
• Introduces some of the greatest inventors and their historical times.
• Humorous approach with bright, amusing artwork and cartoon characters appearing throughout.
• A mixture of crazy and serious inventions to amuse as well as interest.

key words

alphabets; communications satellites; computers; email; ink; Internet; iPhone; language; printing; Rosetta Stone; World Wide Web (WWW)