10 Inventors Who Changed the World

10 Inventors Who Changed the World

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Science is not created in a vacuum, and no scientist creates an invention without influences from the past and an impact on the future. 10 Inventors Who Changed the World by Clive Gifford is look at 10 discoverers, beginning with Archimedes of Greece and ending with Sergey Korolyev, each scientist's biography is linked with another based on influences, events, and geography. By uncovering these unique and often overlooked connections, science history emerges as a chain of pattern and relationships, and readers will understand how these ten inventors shaped the course of human civilization.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 223.52 x 276.86 x 15.24mm | 612.35g
  • Kingfisher
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0753462591
  • 9780753462591
  • 801,800

About Mr Clive Gifford

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and more than 100 books, including "The Kingfisher Motorsports Encyclopedia," and "Kingfisher Knowledge: Spies."
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Library Media ConnectionLife stories of inventors and their inventions will come to life in this highly readable graphic format. Reluctant readers will be drawn to the graphic novel-style illustrations and text bubbles. BooklistCousens draws on a comics artist's tool kit of furrowed brows, strong chins, craned necks, and dramatic perspectives to infuse his sharply drawn gallery of inventors at work with attention-grabbing intensity. Readers attuned to the visual punch of superhero comics and graphic novels will be drawn by the look of the pictures, and will likely stick around to meet some important-to-know figures in the history of science and technology. School Library JournalEach section offers a succinct yet thorough biography of the inventors. Striking graphic-novel-style art is a visual aid to draw readers into each setting and era. Life-link boxes connect the inventors to one another. In this way Gifford demonstrates how they influenced, or were influenced by, other great thinkers. With the appeal of a graphic novel, and clear language, this title will draw in reluctant readers and provide enough information for brief reports. Voices of Youth Advocates[An] accessible and fast-paced graphic novel. A good book for middle school students learning about inventions and needing quick facts or biographical information.
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