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Great Inventions of the 20th Century
  • Authored by: Peter Jedicke
  • From the Series: Scientific American
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791090485
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9048-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $30.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 500
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 72


Great Inventions of the 20th Century celebrates the inventors and inventions that transformed the world during the age of technology, acquainting young readers with the story and the mechanics behind each device. Topics presented include cellophane, the microwave oven, liquid-filled rockets, ultrasound, and robotic machines, among many others. Young readers will enjoy learning the story behind many popular inventions and the mechanics behind each device.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Further reading and Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Peter Jedicke is a professor at Fanshawe College, a past president of the London Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and the author of numerous science books for children, including, Cosmology: Exploring the Universe, SETI: The Search for Alien Intelligence, and Scientific American’s The Big Idea.

Reviews and Awards

“…engaging…[a] worthy addition for libraries needing current information on these topics.”
School Library Journal

“…an excellent book for students who are starting research papers…This easy-to-read, fact-filled book will motivate students toward further research…provides young readers with compelling facts and a high-quality historical overview.”
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