Inventions Explained: A Beginner's Guide to Technological Breakthroughs
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Inventions Explained: A Beginner's Guide to Technological Breakthroughs

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With an in-depth look at the earliest of tools, and advancing through time and technology to highlight systems of measuring, transportation, energy, medicine, machinery, computing, and more, "Inventions Explained" presents the ever-changing track of technological innovations as you've never seen them before.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published November 15th 1997 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects. Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the "Cross-Sections" series. After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing. "I started writing abou...more
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