Incredible inventions and inspiring innovations have transformed the world today, so you can’t imagine life without them!
This tour through time tracks the brilliant breakthroughs of great geniuses starting with ancient times and ending in the modern era. Packed full of awesome ideas, from airplanes, batteries, and chocolate, to video games, wheels, and X-rays, you’ll hear the inside story on the brainwaves behind them all. You’ll meet the masters of invention who dreamed up the greatest gadgets and gizmos ever. From the everyday essentials we take for granted to fabulous firsts like the car and the television, this roll call of history’s most groundbreaking inventions is guaranteed to educate, engage, and entertain the whole family.
Part of DK's best-selling top 100 in History series, 100 Inventions That Made History presents an in-depth exploration of each important invention in unprecedented detail with eye-catching visuals and informative text, while stunning galleries reveal a selection of mind-blowing inventions on a shared theme. Also included are the disastrous prototypes that never got off the ground and the futuristic fantasies that may soon be up and running.
Open your eyes to a world of wonder... and who knows, you might become the trailblazer of tomorrow!
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