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  • Item #: 012211
    ISBN: 9780746007051
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    The sections of this book tell the stories of the inventors and inventions in particular fields, such as printing, photography and film, inventions in the home, medical inventions and

  • Item #: 005781
    ISBN: 9781845074395
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    You don't have to have an unpronounceable name to be an inventor. It's true that many of the things we use all the time were invented by such people - Joseph Nicéphore Niepce invented the camera and Antoine van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope - but there were others, too. James Watt invented the first efficient steam engine, Samuel Colt invented the revolver, and Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. This book is an inspiration to put your thinking cap on and see what you can come up with. Working through history in chronological order, the first section talks about the earliest inventions, which, unfortunately, the author dates back to tens of thousands of years ago. That's just on the first page, though, and as the book progresses through history it ties everything together with a timeline running along the bottom of every page. Most pages focus on a particular inventor and his work, but they also illustrate inventions from other inventors of that time period. The pages are very colorful and the illustrations abundant and detailed. This book includes a glossary and is 77 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 034449
    ISBN: 9781402732836
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  • Item #: 069661
    ISBN: 9781599154121
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  • Item #: 015496
    ISBN: 9781579600778
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    What did people think when they heard Alexander Graham Bell had invented the telephone? Find out about public response to early American inventors and how their inventions changed the course of history.

  • Item #: 045193
    ISBN: 9780531222096
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  • Item #: 049090
    ISBN: 9781420632347
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  • Item #: 005179
    ISBN: 9781404870178
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  • Item #: 028229
    ISBN: 9780763667498
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    Celebrate over 100 brilliant inventions that changed the world--graphic novel style! Fun, colorful graphics, concise details and helpful margin notes with background information and commentary from friendly birds and turtles, children will be drawn into book without realizing they are learning. Charmingly dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, the author's special hero of invention, the book begins with the Gutenberg Press and concludes with a special look at women inventors and a few of the author's favorite inventors. Other inventors included are Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, Guglielmo Marconi, Stephanie Kwolek, Stephen Wozniak and many others covering such fabulous inventions as antiseptics, coffee filter papers (a hearty Hooray!), eyeglasses, scissors, submarines, roller skates, safety pins and numerous beneficial innovations. 37 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 014719
    ISBN: 9780756629465
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  • Item #: 052184
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    The winning creations of Zoob's Worldwide Inventors' Contest are brought together in this set by kids, for kids. Included are 100 Classic Zoob pieces and instructions for 30+ creations. You also get information on the winners and the inspirations for their creations. Be inspired to create your own unique designs.

  • Item #: 009995
    ISBN: 9781572814509
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    Includes 52 cards --13 books of 4 cards each. For example, a book of aces contains the ace of spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs all with an illustration of the same inventor. On each card is an illustration of an inventor with his name, where he came from, and when he lived. A list of different inventions and discoveries is on each card. There is also general information at the bottom of the card. In order to know all of the information contained in this deck on a particular inventor, you must collect all four cards of that inventor. The rules of this game are similar to those of Go Fish, but the goal is to collect books of cards, not pairs of cards. Any other card game using a standard deck can also be played. Inventors included in this game are Archimedes, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Alva Edison, Michael Faraday, Benjamin Franklin, Johannes Gutenberg, Cyrus H. McCormick, Guglielmo Marconi, Samuel F. B. Morse, George Stephenson, James Watt, Eli Whitney, and the Wright Brothers. - Hilary

  • Item #: 057303
    ISBN: 9781433350085
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  • Item #: 029188
    ISBN: 9781592238941
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  • Item #: 000452
    ISBN: 9780486297842
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    Forty-five finely detailed drawings depict inventors and their important inventions - from Gutenberg's printing press with movable type (1438) and James Watt's steam engine (1763) to Jaçques Cousteau's aqua lung for scuba divers (1942) and Hard Townes's laser (1964). Included also are excellent illustrations of David Bushnell's submarine, the "Turtle" (1776); Count Alessandro Volta's battery (1800); Robert Fulton's steamboat, the Clermont (1807); the telegraph, perfected by Samuel F.B. Morse (1837); the Lenoir Brothers' internal combustion engine (1860); the electric light bulb, developed by Thomas Edison and Joseph Swan (1878-79); Karl Benz's motorized wagon (1885) and many other notable advances. Explanatory captions provide background information on inventors and inventions, making this an educational and fact-filled guide. All this, and you can color it, too!

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  • Item #: 048582
    ISBN: 9780531223529
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  • Item #: 057163
    ISBN: 9780071794695
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    Thames & Kosmos has long been known for putting together quality science kits. They have now teamed up with Nick Dossis to write an introduction to basic electronics. This book helps the reader put together their own workshop with essential basics and offers instructions for building your own circuits.

    The items needed to complete the circuit projects in this book are common and accessible. This isn't a "pick up and go" type of project book; you will want to spend time gathering the materials needed – a great father-son project or for the electronics enthusiast who want more than a boxed kit. This might even be a good lab option at the high school level. This book covers the basics and teaches the different types of circuits and items used to complete circuits – switches, resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, and more. Every chapter is a project which offers background information, experiment guidelines, safety warnings, circuit diagrams and how it works, hints for successfully completing the project, and a detailed list of things you will need for the project. Complete projects such as building a working telephone, water sensor, pressure-sensitive mat, and sound effects generator – there are 17 projects in all! The best part is that there is no soldering – projects are completed on a breadboard. Electronics supplies can usually be purchased at places like Radio Shack or even online. If you are unsure about where to purchase, there is a list of suggestions at the back of the book. This book does more than play at electronics, it could possibly be preparing your student for a future career path. 170 pages, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 048581
    ISBN: 9780531223505
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  • Item #: 048583
    ISBN: 9780531223536
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  • Item #: 060005
    ISBN: 9780449814970
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    Told in the classic Seuss-style rhyme, this book tells of thinkers ahead of their time. From Gutenberg’s press to airplanes and the iPhone, you’ll learn about some of the best inventions ever known! Coverage includes photographs, steam engines, letters in Morse code, the cotton gin, and the traffic signal that brought order to the road. So pick this one up if you’re curious about innovations; it has 44 hardcover pages and colorful illustrations. – Laura

  • Item #: 013994
    ISBN: 9781419718397
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    We all know that George Washington Carver developed many products from peanuts, but did you know that he also played the guitar and that one of his paintings was featured in the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair? Theres that and much more to learn about this wonderful inventor. This book starts with his life and ends with his death, with a short epilogue about the honors he received posthumously. Filled with many pictures and detailed captions, this well done biography would be the perfect supplement for history or a unit study. 41 softcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 063090
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    Set the inventor inside you wild coming up with objects for unique characters to use in their daily life. I wonder what timekeeping device a pirate might use? Set includes 6 client cards, 6 project cards, 10 think cards, a drawing frame/content case, an idea pad, a drawing pen, and instructions/rules.
  • Item #: 029142
    ISBN: 9780836134797
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    Michael Faraday, inventor of the electric motor, transformer, and generator - who is now considered today the father of electronics - was once warned that he would probably amount to nothing! And to most people, that would have been a fair guess. After all, he left school at a young age, had only the rudiments of an education, and was hindered by a speech impediment his whole life (he couldn't say his 'r's). However, with humility, faith and persistence, he overcame his background and set his mind to developing the inventions that would propel the world into the modern age. Author Charles Ludwig traces the life of this famous, God-fearing scientist from a young boy to his death in 1867, in a highly readable, fictionalized account that is sure to hold the interest of even the non-science minded. Doesn't it make you wonder what God can do with your life? 208 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 006579
    ISBN: 9780020418504
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  • Item #: 007212
    ISBN: 9780060576110
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  • Item #: 005628
    ISBN: 9780915134953
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  • Item #: 042102
    ISBN: 9780942389074
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    If you're spending any time studying the architecture and art of the ancient world, you'll want to have this resource packed to the brim with information, projects, puzzles, and suggested writing extension activities! Five chapters examine the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the classical temple, ancient artists, the engineers of Rome, and the discoveries of the Greeks. Like the Classical Companion, above, the first part of every chapter contains short descriptive articles on the topics covered, accompanied by black-and-white photos. Just in case students can't appreciate studying ancient art, pains have been taken to provide examples of how ancient art and architecture continue to influence modern artists and architects. A project or two follows, including making a mosaic, building a model Greek temple, and making a sundial. Puzzle pages for each chapter include word puzzles, matching, and crosswords. The last section is the "Companion" section which lists quite a few suggestions for additional research, writing, debate, and hands-on activities. Answers are included, and activity pages are reproducible for one classroom/family. 160 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 013403
    ISBN: 9780531223512
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