Genius! (Hardcover)

The Most Astonishing Inventions of All Time

By Deborah Kespert

Thames & Hudson, 9780500650431, 96pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2015

List Price: 19.95*
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Genius tells the stories behind the amazing inventions that helped shape our modern world. Young readers are introduced to the technologies developed by thinkers and inventors such as Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci, Gutenberg, James Watt, the Wright brothers, and Tim Berners-Lee, and the creativity and determination behind their discoveries.

The book is divided into five key thematic sections: Pioneers, Communication, Technology, Transport, and Into Space. Read about how the innovators who brought us today's world of communications, the Internet, fast travel, space exploration, and entertainment faced challenges and dangers as they dared to create new machines and technologies.

Combining lively, entertaining stories with well-illustrated information on the inventions and their implications, as well as an activities section with mini-experiments for the budding inventor, Genius brings all the excitement of scientific invention alive for children growing up in an increasingly technology-oriented world.