- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (2 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405356839
- ISBN-13: 978-1405356831
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 2.5 x 28.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Big Ideas That Changed the World (Dk) Hardcover – 2 Aug 2010
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The book is split into six sections: Genius, Great Gizmos, Handy Gadgets, On the Move, Explore and Culture. The sections include inventions on some of the most important items invented but also on small, but very useful inventions. For example, the on the move section includes the invention of helicopters and the steam locomotive, but then also includes the invention of cats eyes.
There are also more detailed 'articles' about some of the inventors included in the book.
I think this book would appeal to a child who wanted to learn about the modern world has developed. There are many inventions included and i found it really interesting to see how the initial invention evolved and how it has been further developed. The book gives the basic information, clearly, which would allow anyone who wanted to investigate further to search on the Internet for further details.
The language in the book is very easy to read and understand. The book gives the basic information in a very accessible way and each page has colourful and interesting pictures which will draw children's attention to looking further at the information given on the page.
This book is a great book for children and adults alike and I will be looking out for other books in this style.