Inventions and discoveries have changed people's lives throughout history. Many of the things we use every day are the result of thousands of years of invention and discoveries. World Book’s Inventions and Discoveries explores a fascinating collection of objects and ideas that have changed how we live today. This 12-volume set will satisfy the curiosity of any child wishing to learn about the invention of both transformative and everyday items, from the steam engine to the toothbrush. Inventions and Discoveries is “highly recommended” by Library Media Connection. The content corresponds to science and social studies curriculums for grades 3-9.
Each volume in the series is organized chronologically within a subject area to show the progression of inventions and discoveries that have advanced civilization. The volumes include Agriculture, Architecture and Engineering, The Arts, Astronomy, Communication, Economics, Industry and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Medicine, Personal and Household Items, Transportation, and Warfare. Each spread introduces the historical background and cultural significance of each invention or discovery.
The volumes include many features that supplement science and social studies curriculums for the targeted grade range, including fun facts that provide unique details, sidebars that offer in-depth examinations of select topics, and biographies of famous inventors and professionals, as well as illustrations that show how featured inventions work. Each volume also includes a time line, glossary, index, and list of additional print and Internet resources.