100 Things to Know About Inventions (In a Nutshell)

Clive Gifford, illustrated by Yiffy Gu
AUD $24.99
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Quirky illustrations with easily digestible information, this book is a compilation of 100 amazing inventions you need to know about.

How do you sum up the worlds amazing inventions in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From helicopters to fireworks, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word long description and quirky illustration, providing a fascinating introduction to incredible inventions from history to the modern day. Basically, everything you need to know in a nut shell. Along with some expected inventions, such as trains and Internet, you'll also discover less predictable inventions that will give you a fresh perspective. With balloons and submarine, you can explore the risks some inventors had to take. Through paper and pencil imagine how such seemingly simple objects would have been groundbreaking at the time of invention; whereas some inventions, such as skates, had a very funny beginning! With a clean, contemporary design, each word occupies a page of its own. A large striking illustration neatly encapsulates the accompanying 100 words of text.

Other titles in the 100 Things to Know About series include: Ancient World, World Politics, Art.

Author bio:

Clive Gifford has travelled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots and flown gliders. Hes had more than 200 books published and received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colours of History (QED). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. Yiffy Gu is passionate about creating beautiful colour palettes, unique textures and illustrating using a variety of elements. She defines her style as youthful and whimsical, and her illustrations and motion graphics reach a wide audience. Yiffy enjoys the hustle and bustle of big cities, and inspired by the diversity of people. She is constantly experimenting with new things, which is reflected in her art.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711263444
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Happy Yak
Pub Date: September 2021
Page Extent: 112
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 6 - 12
Subject: Transport (Children's / Teenage)