Breakthroughs in Science: Inventions, by Carol J. Amato ISBN 0831710136
Five out of five stars
This is a book that will fire the imagination of children that possess the creative gene in the area of invention. It is debatable whether the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) desire is nature or nurture, but whatever the reason, this book will give it the intellectual equivalent of Miracle Gro©.
It is a brief history of specific inventions under four broad categories. They are: technology, transportation, communications and living modes. The coverage is not restricted to machines and devices, other significant developments such as the use of fire, agriculture and the development of cities are also covered.
If you are a parent that wants to nurture the STEM urges in your child or a child that wants to learn more about the world of technical innovation, this is a book that you want to acquire and read.