When you think about all the uses of a camera you quickly realize how it has changed our lives. It is used to create artwork that captures a moment in time. It is used to document history. It is used in scientific exploration. It is used to record lives and times. The camera has made a huge difference in our lives and our work, and this book documents the changes it brought upon us. Series Information: Inventions That Shaped the World introduces young readers to revolutionary inventions, and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of their creation and beyond. Also explored is the featured invention”s cultural significance, as well as the patterns of change that resulted from its origination. Chapters cover topics such as life before the invention, the need for the invention, its development, its influence upon culture, its evolution, and a biography on the inventor.