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Inventions: A History of Key Inventions that Changed the World

By Adam Hart-Davis
Illustrated by Nishant Choksi

Discover how the world's greatest inventions work in this funny and accessible novelty book by inventions expert, Adam Hart-Davis.

If you've ever wondered why the pencil came into existence, or how a steam engine works, or when we started using flushing toilets, this book has all the answers. Based on seven key areas of invention, Adam Hart-Davis tells the stories behind steam power, lighting, toilets, clocks, communication, bikes and flight, and how they are still relevant to our world today.

  • Pull-tabs, flaps, pull-out booklets and detailed illustrations make this a perfect interactive gift book for budding inventors.

About the author

Adam Hart-Davis is a writer and broadcaster who has worked on and presented several major TV series including Local Heroes, Top Ten Treasures, Tomorrow's World, What the Stuarts Did for Us, What the Victorians Did for Us, What the Romans Did for Us, and What the Ancients Did for Us. He is an expert on inventions of all varieties and lives with his wife in the West of England.

About the illustrator

Nishant Choksi is an exciting new Brighton-based illustrator who has created artworks for The Times, Guardian, Independent, Wall Street Journal and NewScientist. His previous children's books include the Really, Really Big Questions series with authors Mark Brake and Dr Stephen Law.

ISBN: 9781406315004
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Dimensions: 230 x 290mm, 12pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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