Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I got this to help with a school assignment. I'm not sure how much it helped for that, but it sure did spark his imagination and interest. It is more of a history of the items than the engineering behind them, so if you're looking for more scientific, you might want to look elsewhere.
One person found this helpful. Like one of the other reviewers, I too spotted this book while walking through a bookstore and thumbing through various pages while the spouse was off shopping.
This is a very big book! The book now gently rests on the night stand in our guest bedroom where it frequently sparks the morning conversation over coffee whenever friends and relatives are in town. First I was surprised at how big this book is! A person could spend a lot of time with the book and still want to pick it up again.
It isn't a book to sit down and read, but one to sit down and thumb through. I find it hard to put the book down once I start looking at it. I don't think there is a significant invention or discovery that is not mentioned. The only drawback--if you consider it that--is that there is only a page or less about each invention.
While the book is thorough in including all of the inventions, it has only minimal information about each one. Still, it is a very fascinating book. What I don't like is the small print. Younger eyes might not mind, but mine make me leave the text after a short time. The summaries are ok, and of course a great deal of information is there to peruse. I wound up buying Bryan Bunch's History of Science and Technology, that is now available in Kindle, which on a pc allows one to enlarge the print, making it more useful, even though it's older.
Another print book, Defining Moments in Science, editor Mark Steer, , is more colorful, but with the same small print. Scott Forbes Editor.
Robin Kerrod. To add more books, click here. Welcome back. See 2 questions about Inventions That Changed the World…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Inventions That Changed the World.
Mar 08, Alok Mishra rated it really liked it. A very useful book for kids, adults and science students. The information will improve the general knowledge of the readers.
Many things in this book I did not know before May 09, Sophie Crane rated it it was amazing Shelves: science , encyclopedias-dictionarys. There are a lot of these "" books doing the rounds at the moment. They can tell you where to go, what to eat, and what wine to drink, to name but a few. I bought this one. To help you find things, it's organised into segment that range from the dawn of history to the modern day.
Given you're limited to just one book, what you'll ge There are a lot of these "" books doing the rounds at the moment. In short, if you're looking for a "toilet book" or something that'll keep you diverted for a few minutes, this is for you. May 03, Janet rated it really liked it.
This book is heavy Not one to carry around for a quick read it must weigh 5 lbs! The entries succinctly describe human inventions in an historical timeline from prehistory to the present - it is fascinating, with many surprises when do you think toothpaste was invented? All the inventions cited here are significant in resolving some aspect of human need, usually the most enduring ones are elegantly si This book is heavy All the inventions cited here are significant in resolving some aspect of human need, usually the most enduring ones are elegantly simple.