Inventions by James Robinson
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Today's readers are fascinated by the idea of "life before technology." Inventions examines the ideas, machines, and technology that have shaped the modern age. Divided into four chapters—Communication, Inventions in the Home, Transportation, and Microtechnology—it charts the developments that led to the cell phone revolution and reveals the incredible growth of the information superhighway. Stunning computer-generated artwork shows how robotics can be used in complex surgery, as well as in heavy industry, and looks ahead to the propulsion technology that will one day take human beings to Mars.

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Published January 1, 2006 by Kingfisher. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The typical two-page summary on computers introduces the first computer invented by English math genius Charles Babbage (1792–1871), jumps to the electronic digital computer developed in Britain in 1943, then the integrated circuit of the 1960s, and concludes with quantum computers, which would b...

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