What a Great Idea!: Inventions that Changed the World
Steve Tomecek discusses 45 inventions that really shook up society. These big ideas inspired many other inventions and illuminate the changes that technology has made throughout time.
From the hand ax and mathematics to IC chips and the laser, each technological touchstone in human history is described and placed in historical context. Each profile includes the who (if we know it), how the idea developed and how it works, the immediate impact of the idea, and the technological 'children' of the idea. The time span is 3500 BC to today. The author closes with an epilogue that looks into the future, a bibliography, and a list of great Web sites for young inventors.
Realistic, 4-color paintings, in technical drawing style, showcase the idea and its applications by humans.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mariah21 - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this book, with each page there is an important invention that changed our world for the better! It's written to grab the attention of children, so its informative but not boring! And all the innovations are very relatable to them as well! Read full review
Review: What A Great Idea! Inventions That Changed The WorldUser Review - Paul - Goodreads
For my November boom review I read What a great Idea! Inventions that changed the world by Stephen M. Tomecek. This book tells a short Encyclopedia-like article about 45 of man's most Important ... Read full review