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Clive Gifford and Yiffy Gu

100 Things To Know About Inventions

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Written by Clive Gifford
Illustrated by Yiffy Gu

An eye-opening journey through history and time to uncover the origin story of 100 amazing inventions, from pencils to Smell-o-Visions.

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 112

Forget the seven wonders of the world. This charming compendium sums up the world's most wonderful inventions in just 100 words! From helicopters to fireworks, each of the carefully chosen 100 inventions has its own 100-word long description and quirky illustration, providing a fascinating introduction to incredible inventions from history to modern day. 

Along with some expected inventions, such as trains and the Internet, you'll also discover less predictable inventions that will give you a fresh perspective.

With balloons and submarine, get insight into the risks some inventors had to take. Through paper and pencil, imagine how such seemingly simple objects would have been groundbreaking at the time of invention!

100 Things To Know About Inventions promises to be the most delightful history lesson ever for you and your child.

Read if you: don't want to live in a world without bread, and you want to know who to thank for it.