Backward Science: What was life like before world-changing discoveries? by Clive Gifford (Hardback)

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Product Ref. (e.g. ISBN, SKU)
9780711249882
Published:
21 Jul 2020
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
64 pages - 295mm x 222mm x mm
What was life like before world-changing discoveries? From the 21st Century to the Year Dot, Backward Science reveals the wonders of science and technology through the ages. Fun, detailed scenes show how people lived BEFORE smartphones, cars, television, toilets... as far back as the invention of the wheel! How on Earth did people manage?
This book is backwards! It starts at the end, ends at the beginning and travels back in history to show you what life was like before major inventions and discoveries. Step into a time before smartphones, television, cars or even the toilet; then learn about the major invention or discovery that changed the world. Explore bright, detailed, humorous scenes from different eras that will spark discussion and make you think about what life was like in history. Learn about the clever inventors, the accidental discoveries and how people managed without the everyday things that we take for granted. Detailed, humorous scenes of different eras to explore Key topics of science, technology and inventions

About the Author: Clive Gifford has travelled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colours of History (QED). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. Anne Wilson has an MA in illustration from Central St Martins College of Art, London and has been an illustrator for over 15 years. Much of her work is inspired by everyday life, pattern, colour and shape. Born on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, Anne now lives in the much less remote town of Reading, England.

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