It is difficult for us to imagine now how mysterious the world once seemed. Ailments came and went and no one knew what caused them. When we were finally able to see the world of life that exists just beyond our ability to see without aid, it was an astonishing moment that allowed for giant leaps in all sorts of scientific fields.
"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.
• Highly visual with engaging four-color photos that enliven each subject • Interesting sidebars that enhance text • Introduces readers to revolutionary inventions and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of the creation and beyond • Glossary, index, timeline, "To Find Out More" section