Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it.
From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries.
Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inventions and discoveries - from the Amazon Echo to the first photograph of a black hole - as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence.
About the Author
Roger Bridgman studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. After working as a graphic designer and studying electronics, he became a design engineer at Marconi. Roger was Curator of Communications at the Science Museum, London for 11 years, during which time he gained an MSc in History of Technology at Imperial College, London. He now writes books for children and articles for New Scientists and Physics World.