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The Resource Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions, written by Robert Winston ; illustrated by Jessamy Hawke

Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions, written by Robert Winston ; illustrated by Jessamy Hawke

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Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions
Title
Inventors
Title remainder
incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions
Statement of responsibility
written by Robert Winston ; illustrated by Jessamy Hawke
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet the masterminds behind the greatest inventions in history and marvel at their achievements with this non-fiction book for kids written by Professor Robert Winston. Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax on board Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail. The stories are as unusual as they are unique. From Lizzie Magie, who came up with the idea for the game Monopoly, but had it stolen, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Richard Turere, the Maasai inventor who created a lion-scaring device when he was just 13 years old - the inventors of this book have all used buckets-full of creativity to find ways to improve our world. These groundbreaking inventions range from the very earliest discoveries, to modern-day breakthroughs in science, food, transport, technology, toys, and more. Each page is packed with jaw-dropping facts, with every inventor's achievements written as a story. Professor Robert Winston's beautiful descriptions of the inventors' lives are brought to life through stunning watercolour illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography highlights the detail of their designs. Incredible hand-painted diagrams reveal the intricacies of a robotic arm, the first plane, and the printing press, so that young readers can see close-up how these amazing machines work. The inventors come from all walks of life and parts of the world, making this the perfect book for every budding inventor
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VBAY
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Winston, Robert M. L
Dewey number
609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
7 - 9 years old
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hawke, Jessamy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Technologists
  • Inventors
  • Technological innovations
  • Inventions
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions, written by Robert Winston ; illustrated by Jessamy Hawke
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23807190
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780241412466
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions, written by Robert Winston ; illustrated by Jessamy Hawke
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
23807190
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780241412466
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

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      -31.96206 115.93403
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