Inventions and Discoveries

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    How many sheets of paper was the Gutenberg printing press capable of printing in a day? What were the first words spoken over a telephone? Who were the first people to use magnetic compasses for navigation? How did Copernicus change the way we look at Earth’s place among the planets? Inventions and Discoveries traces the history and development of objects and ideas that have changed how we live, from the discovery of fire to the development of the Internet. With Inventions and Discoveries, kids will learn about the milestones in such areas as communication, transportation, and astronomy.

    With striking photographs and illustrations, World Book’s A Look At… series takes children on a journey through different ages and locations around the globe and beyond. Perfect for visual learners, each nonfiction book creatively explores high-interest topics with ample illustrations and concise text that help readers absorb and retain information. Helpful glossaries and indexes in each volume direct students to the most important terms and topics. Help learners with a primary reading level of 6th to 8th grade encounter a range of topics in nature, history, science, and technology with World Book’s A Look At… series!

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    What were the first words spoken over a telephone? Who were the first people to use magnetic compasses for navigation? Trace the history and development of objects and ideas that have changed how we live, from the discovery of fire to the development of the Internet. With Inventions and Discoveries, kids will learn about the milestones in such areas as communication, transportation, and astronomy.

    Key Highlights


    • Includes fact boxes and sidebars that offer fascinating details to further readers’ understanding of the material.
    • A glossary, index, and list of additional print and Internet resources for further reading appear at the end of the book.
    • Provides cross-curricular content for elementary and middle school students.

    Reviews


    “Whether you are in an elementary, middle, or high school, this set is a must; the titles cover topics in most curricula. At my high school, I anticipate our World Language and Social Studies teachers using Wonders of the World and The Age of Knights and Castles, our astronomy teacher using Space Exploration, and the Social Studies and Science departments using Inventions and Discoveries. Many of the books will also be interesting to upper elementary and middle school students who are looking for a nonfiction read.”

    Library Media Connection


    “A Look At . . . is a remarkable storehouse of interesting and exciting information…. A review probably doesn’t do justice to this magnificent series; the volumes must be seen to be fully appreciated. This set is highly recommended for school and public libraries serving patrons ages 9-14. This would also be a valuable addition to home libraries.

    Catholic Library World

    SKU: LAK04 |  ISBN: 978-0-7166-1790-7 |  Pages: 64 |  8 1/2 x 10 1/2  |  Interest Level: Ages 8-14
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