Illustrated Timeline Of Inventions, The - A Crash Course In Words & Pictures
From the spear to the printing press to the computer: thiscolourful, vastly informative timeline covers these and practicallyevery other significant invention that came before and after. Findout which civilisation discovered irrigation technology and whocreated everything from buttons, glass, the first cart with wheels,and clocks to telescopes, submarines, telegraphy, patent medicines,machine guns, washing machines, plastic, jet engines, anddisposable diapers. Sidebars throughout provide valuable historicalcontext and even hazard a guess at what some of tomorrows inventorsmay bring usincluding disposable computers, self-cleaning glass,robotic domestics, machines operated by the electromagnetism ofbrainwaves, and much, much more. All the text entries arecolour-coded to show at a glance where each invention occurred.
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