Usborne Publishing Ltd (2007), Edition: First Edition, 96 pages
Everyday things like toasters, choclate bars, and cars are only here because someone bothered to invent them. Learn about these, and other brilliant ideas, from ancient inventions like the wheel, to the high-tech gadgets of the modern world.
0746070098 / 9780746070093
LibraryThing member gharhar
This is a friendly informational book that tells about the beginnings of a large variety of inventions. From land inventions to household inventions, from air travel to medicine, this book covers a lot of ground. Some sections give us origin stories, such as the story of paper. Beginning with ancient Indians, who wrote on leaves, and ancient Chinese, who wrote on silk, the section moves on to a more detailed explanation about the beginnings of papyrus. Despite some recognition of ancient people's contributions, the book is unfortunately largely Eurocentric. It still have a place in a school, home or public library, but you may want to supplement with information about inventors who weren't white.