The Britannica Guide to Inventions That Changed the Modern World
The intrinsic quality of an invention is that it changes the status quo. The innovations highlighted in this book have done so in a most dramatic, memorable, or effective fashion. Through engaging narrative and accompanying images, this volume gives readers a deeper appreciation for the inventions that have made their lives easier, better, or more aesthetically pleasing.
* Reviews *Series Review: Turning Points in History
"This series will fill a niche in any high school reference section. It covers social, scientific, political, and intellectual theories, movements, concepts, and turning points that young people frequently do not understand...Librarians will find this series very useful..."
--Library Media Connection
Series Review: Turning Points in History
"This well-written set...will help advanced researchers better understand events, inventions, and ideas that influenced or contributed to the modern world. The books are divided into thematic chapters that objectively cover a topic, such as communication or liberalism, from its origins to the present, so that students can see how it developed and changed through innovation or evolution in thought or knowledge. Sidebars, average-quality black-and-white illustrations and photos, and bibliographies enhance the titles...These outstanding selections will help researchers understand the evolution of science, technology, and philosophies."
--School Library Journal