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The Story of Inventions

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Toasters, toilets and televisions, computers, cars and chocolate bars, flying machines and even your jeans. All these everyday things and many more are only here because someone bothered to invent them. This book reveals the real-life stories and bright sparks behind dozens of brilliant inventions.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by E.D.C. Publishing
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I am totally giving this book the five-star rating it deserves. And guess what! It was even a school book a few years ago! Can't believe it!!!!!!
My children really look forward to reading this each week. We read one invention per week and the children take notes on the invention, who invented it and why. A wonderful book to accentuate the power of applied science.
Isabel Caldeira
This is an amazing book! I read this when I was younger but still sometimes I go through the pages because history has been something that I really seem to enjoy. It's a good book, no matter what's your age!
Undoubtedly, this is a childrens' book. But nowhere else have I found a more succint snapshot on the subject of exploration, with little pieces of trivia and stories about explorers and explorations. An excellent read. Can't wait to read the others in the series.
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Very interesting. Gives a history of major inventions in history.
Science in story form....the best way to learn it!
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