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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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Sep 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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!!!!!!
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Story of Inventions is a brilliant, informative book for children. It is non-fiction and focuses on the most important inventions ever. They include dishwashers, ball-point pens, vacuum cleaners and microwaves. It's meant for children aged 7+but is entirely suitable for curious children of any age. It explains everything in a fun, easy to read way that is perfectly understandable. A great book to give as a present to any budding young inventor!
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.
Isabel Caldeira
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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!
Mar 07, 2011 rated it liked it
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Science in story form....the best way to learn it!
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Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum
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Fascinating book for young children on the history of technology. Filled with colorful illustrations and interesting facts.
Grayson Hartfield
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Great book, very "inventive" heheh....
This was a fantastic introduction to some of history's most important explorers. The chapters are short and sweet and is a great read aloud for K,1st grade, and even 2nd grade
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