10 Inventors Who Changed the World  -     By: Clive Gifford
    Illustrated By: David Cousens
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10 Inventors Who Changed the World

Illustrated By: David Cousens
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Kingfisher / 2009 / Hardcover

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Packing an impressive amount of detail into each chapter, 10 Inventors Who Changed the World explores the life stories and inventions of ten scientists from Archimedes to Soviet space-race "Chief Engineer" Sergei Korolev. With "life links" showing how one scientist is connected to the next, the progressive nature of scientific achievement is clearly shown through each inventor building upon, or being inspired by, the inventions of those who came before. Exciting graphic-novel style illustrations and fascinating biographies are perfect for engaging both history and science fans. 64 pages with index and glossary, hardcover with dust jacket.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Kingfisher
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 10.88 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0753462591
ISBN-13: 9780753462591
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 10-14
Series: 10

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Publisher's Description

Science is not created in a vacuum, and no scientist creates an invention without influences from the past and an impact on the future. In this look at 10 discoverers, beginning with Archimedes of Greece and ending with Sergey Korolyev, each scientist’s biography is linked with another based on influences, events, and geography. By uncovering these unique and often overlooked connections, science history emerges as a chain of pattern and relationships, and readers will understand how these ten inventors shaped the course of human civilization.

Author Bio

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and more than 100 books, including The Kingfisher Motorsports Encyclopedia, and Kingfisher Knowledge: Spies.

Editorial Reviews

Library Media Connection
Life stories of inventors and their inventions will come to life in this highly readable graphic format. Reluctant readers will be drawn to the graphic novel-style illustrations and text bubbles.
 
Booklist
Cousens draws on a comics artist’s tool kit of furrowed brows, strong chins, craned necks, and dramatic perspectives to infuse his sharply drawn gallery of inventors at work with attention-grabbing intensity. Readers attuned to the visual punch of superhero comics and graphic novels will be drawn by the look of the pictures, and will likely stick around to meet some important-to-know figures in the history of science and technology.
 
School Library Journal
Each section offers a succinct yet thorough biography of the inventors. Striking graphic-novel-style art is a visual aid to draw readers into each setting and era. Life-link boxes connect the inventors to one another. In this way Gifford demonstrates how they influenced, or were influenced by, other great thinkers. With the appeal of a graphic novel, and clear language, this title will draw in reluctant readers and provide enough information for brief reports.
 
Voices of Youth Advocates
[An] accessible and fast-paced graphic novel. A good book for middle school students learning about inventions and needing quick facts or biographical information.

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