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"Kingfisher Knowledge" is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Inventions gets to grips with the ideas, machines and technology that have shaped the modern age. Learn about the earliest communication devices, and the developments that led to the mobile telephone revolution. Discover the original purpose of the Internet, and the incredible growth of the Information Super-Highway. See how robotics can be used in complex surgery, as well as in heavy industry. Travel back in time to witness the launch of the first liquid-fuelled rockets, and find out about the propulsion technology that will one day take human beings to more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 275 x 10mm | 562g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour photographs & digital artwork
  • 0753413221
  • 9780753413227

Table of contents

01 HALF TITLE; 02-03 TITLE; 04-05 IMPRINT & CONTENTS; 06 FOREWORD; 07 CHAPTER ONE: Communications; 08-09 The telephone; 10-11 Fibre optics; 12-13 Communications satellite; 14-15 Computers; 16-17 The Internet; 18-19 Radio; 20-21 Television; 22-23 Film and cinema; 24 Summary and information panel; 25 CHAPTER TWO: Technology in the home; 26-27 Electricity and light; 28-29 Photography; 30-31 Camcorders; 32-33 Games and toys (including video games); 34-35 Digital music; 36 Summary and information panel; 37 CHAPTER THREE: Transportation; 38-39 Cars; 40-41 Sea vehicles; 42-43 Trains; 44-45 Aviation; 46-47 Space travel; 48 Summary and information panel; 49 CHAPTER FOUR: Industry and medicine; 50-51 Robotics; 52-53 Nanotechnology; 54-55 Genetic engineering; 56-58 Medical technology (3 pages); 59 Summary and information panel; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 more