Inventions: A History of Key Inventions that Changed the World

Adam Hart-Davis

If you’ve ever wondered why the pencil came into existence, or how a steam engine works, or when we started using flushing toilets, this book has all the answers. Based on seven key areas of invention, Adam Hart-Davis tells the stories behind steam power, lighting, toilets, clocks, communication, bikes and flight, and how they are still relevant to our world today.

“A funny, accessible novelty book packed with interactive flaps and pull tabs Bookseller A beautifully put together book that's perfect for curious children everywhere CBI recommended reads of 2012 a handsome large format history.”
The Daily Telegraph