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Eyewitness Books: Invention.

Bender, Lionel.

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ISBN 10: 0679807829 / ISBN 13: 9780679807827
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1991
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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64 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. TECHNOLOGY. Discover the fascinating story of inventions - what they do, how they work, and why they have changed our world. Photographs and text explore such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Juvenile Literature, Inventions, Technology, Tools, Wheels, Gears, Levers, Clocks, Telephones, Rocket Engines), Batteries, Radio, Steam Engines, Plastics, Telephones, Photography). Bookseller Inventory # 18474X1

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Title: Eyewitness Books: Invention.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First American Edtition..

Book Type: book

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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.  

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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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