Synopsis & Book Info:
Ideas that Changed the World combines the quality and breadth of a modern design museum with the high standards of a DK reference title. Stunning photography and beautifully written stories work together to give the reader a unique experience. We don't just show you what's ground-breaking about a space suit, we explain its place in history and space exploration, and the other inventions it has influenced. Readers will be struck with wonder by each item and sense the excitement that so many discoveries inspire.
Each subject is introduced through text and a close-up photograph. Captivating icons lead the reader further into the story behind the object and then on to a collections spread featuring similar inventions and developments that shaped the design before and afterward.
Some of the incredible inventions and ideas featured are: microscope (Charles Darwin’s), telescope (Isaac Newton's), antibiotics, elevators, eyeglasseshttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif, the bicycle, auto pilot, the blackboard (as used by Albert Einstein), tin cans, umbrellas, buttons, TV, satellites, submarines, Captain Cook's travel cooking implements, the wheel, cement, a volcanologist's heat-proof uniform, the first Roman coin, bar codes, the first video game, the Walkman, the first Apple computer, surf boards, film animation, and much, much more!
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
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Now this is how I like my information laid out in a book.
I didn't love the last DK book I reviewed because I thought it was too busy, too much on one page, and just information overload, but this book is exactly what I enjoy for a layout. It's got all the information laid out clear and with really fantastic illustrations. The information is not all crammed in, but feels comfortable on the page and the eyes.
I definitely think people will like this book for it's content too. It's the coolest thing in the world to discover something new when you're shopping, that'll make your life easier. Well how about knowing where it came from. Literally. Right down to the light bulb that was discovered around 1881. We all use them, even now! Yeah, you know the story behind it, but when you see the original, it puts things it a different light.
So this one is a huge thumbs up from me!
~I received a copy from DK Canada. I was not compensated for my opinion.~