incredible inventions

MAKING THE MODERN WORLD

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Engineering & Science

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£7.99

32 pp

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978-1-910684-92-4

On the Move shows how human society has benefited from multifarious innovations, from the earliest methods of farming and preserving food, through steam and electric power, and on to wonders of civil engineering and medicine, as well as a host of domestic gadgets and gizmos. Dozens of designs/discoveries include a Roman watermill and flushing loo, the iron-smelting furnace, the flying shuttle and spinning jenny, the tin can, the ice popsicle (invented by 11-year-old Frank Epperson), nylon, fibreglass, anaesthetics, the germ theory, toothpaste and false teeth!

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.

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anatomy; clocks; electric motor; factories; hospital hygiene; hydroelectric power; nylon; steam engines:; steel; stethoscope; Teflon; Tesla coil; toilets; voltaic pile; weaving looms; windmills