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The Story of Inventions

Catherine Barr Amy Husband



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Frances Lincoln Publisher
03 March 2020
Children's & Educational; Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA)
The world is brimming full of incredible inventions - but where did it all begin? How did these incredible inventions come about? Journey back in time, travel across the world and discover incredible inventions from throughout history. Take a ride on the very first wheel, find your way and ensure you'll never get lost again with the compass, let the lights come on with electricity, watch as the world puffs into life with the steam engine and many more astounding inventions. Written with bitesized pieces of text and illustrated with bright and engaging artwork, this is the perfect introduction to some of the most amazing inventions that have helped make history. Learn fascinating facts about the people behind these inventions and how their discoveries changed the world forever. So what are you waiting for? Lets uncover The Story of Inventions! Inventions featured: The wheel, the compass, paper, clocks, gunpowder, steam engines, vaccinations, computers, electricity, the telephone, the car, planes, plastic, nuclear weapons and the internet.
By:   Catherine Barr
Illustrated by:   Amy Husband
Imprint:   Frances Lincoln Publisher
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Illustrated Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 240mm, 
ISBN:   9780711245365
ISBN 10:   0711245363
Series:   Story of...
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 5 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
The wheel The compass Paper Clocks Gunpowder Steam engines Vaccinations Computers Electricity The telephone The car Planes Plastic Nuclear weapons The internet Glossary and Timeline

Catherine Barr studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. Her previous books include The Story of Life and Elliot's Arctic Surprise. Amy Husband studied Graphic Art at Liverpool School of Art. Her first picture book, Dear Miss, was winner of the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award in 2010, and she also wrote and illustrated Dear Santa, in the same series. Amy lives in York with her partner, working in a studio with views of York Minster.

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