Reveals the real-life stories behind dozens of brilliant ideas, from the invention of the wheel, to the hi-tech gadgets of today.
Describes the successes - and failures - of inventions in transport, food, household gadgets, communication, clothing, medicine and more.
Humorously illustrated by Adam Larkum, with cartoons and simple diagrams showing how the inventions work.
Includes invention timelines, a glossary and internet links to websites with games, biographies and tips on becoming an inventor.
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