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10 books about inventions
Pick up one of these featured titles on inventions in May 2021.
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be by Charlotte Foltz Jones
Category: Literature & Fiction
This book was published 27 years ago by Delacorte Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Presents the stories behind forty things that were invented or named by accident, including aspirin, X-rays, frisbees, silly putty, and velcro.
The Story of Inventions: A first book about world-changing discoveries by Catherine Barr
This book was published last year by Frances Lincoln Children's Books and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
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? Let's 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.
An Illustrated Timeline of Inventions and Inventors (Visual Timelines in History) by Kremena Spengler
This book was published 10 years ago by Picture Window Books and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Presents a timeline of inventions from the use of fire in prehistoric times to the iPad in 2010, with an emphasis on developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Elon Musk: A Kid's Book About Inventions (Mini Movers and Shakers) by Mary Nhin
Category: Artists, Architects & Photographers
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
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From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves by Vivian Kirkfield
Category: Inventions & Inventors
This book was published this year by HMH Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Celebrating the invention of vehicles, this collective biography tells the inspiring stories of the visionaries who changed the way we move across air, water, and land. Perfect for fans of Mistakes that Worked and Girls Think of Everything.
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
This book was published 11 years ago by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
Traces the 1928 invention of bubble gum by a hard-working accountant at a candy company, describing how in his spare time he experimented with different recipes and ingredients to eventually create the product known today as Double Bubble. By the author of Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse.
1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization: Official Children's Companion to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition (National Geographic Kids) by National Geographic
Category: Middle East
This book was published 9 years ago by National Geographic Kids and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Traces centuries of invention and technological innovation in the Muslim world, revealing how Muslim intellectuals built elephant water clocks, drew detailed world maps, and built colossal architectural structures.
Thank You for Arguing, Fourth Edition (Revised and Updated): What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
Category: Communication & Social Skills
This book was published last year by Crown and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.
"Now in its fourth edition, Jay Heinrichs's Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by history's greatest professors, ranging from Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill to Homer Simpson and Barack Obama. Filled with time-tested secrets for emerging victorious from any dispute, including Cicero's three-step strategy for inspiring action and Honest Abe's Shameless Trick for lowering an audience's expectations, this ... book also includes an assortment of persuasion tips"--Back cover.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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