The Eyewitness series is a collectable visual encyclopedia of childrens' reference books. Illustrations throughout - including photography - bring each object vividly to life to provide an eyewitness view of the natural world. Coverage of each subject provides a collection of knowledge and offers an exciting, fresh approach to the wonders and workings of the world around us. This book provides an informative look at the world's most outstanding inventions. Highlights inventions from the simplest flint tools to today's sophisticated electronic devices. Concentrates on the most important inventions - the ones that have influenced contemporary life.
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Full-color photos. The evolution of human civilization is traced through the tools people have devised to shape and improve the world--from the simple abacus to timekeeping items, telephones, and complex silicon chips.From Kirkus Reviews:
An ``Eyewitness'' book based on beautiful photographs of items in the British Science Museum, accompanied by a superficial text with smarmy, labored paragraph headings. The credits involve at least 40 people in addition to the author; the final conglomeration can be inconsistent--e.g., the same firebow is shown on two pages with different, conflicting captions--with lots of mislabeled pictures here, and little basic science or discussion of why the inventions were important. Handsome but slight. Index. (Nonfiction. 8-12) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0863185770
Book Description Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0863185770