Inventions in 30 seconds (Paperback)

30 ingenious ideas for innovative kids explained in half a minute (Kids 30 Second)

By Mike Goldsmith, Chris Andersen (Illustrator)

Ivy Kids, 9781782404859, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (1/1/2016)

List Price: 9.99*
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These inventions changed the world - learn all about them in just 30 seconds!

From the first flushing toilet to futuristic robots, Inventions in 30 Seconds explains how key inventions revolutionized the world. Delivered in an energetic, informative style, children will gain a better understanding of how everyday life has been shaped by great inventions. The 30 Seconds series takes readers on a journey of discovery through a wide range of fascinating subjects. Each topic is presented as a quick 30-second soundbite, supported by flash summaries and full-color artwork. Fun, interactive missions with things to make or do support the topics, encouraging readers to test, explore, and discover even more.

About the Author

Dr. Mike Goldsmith is both a working scientist and a writer of science books mainly for children. His main areas of research are astronomy and sound. Mike has written more than 40 science books, published in over 20 countries, and that cover many areas of science and technology. He is currently based in London.

Chris Andersen is an illustrator and designer from Liverpool, UK. His interest and fascination in the simple, everyday mundane activities and objects we all encounter inspires his design work.