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Amazing Inventions, 1 (Hardcover)
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Full of weird and wacky facts and retro-inspired illustrations, Amazing Inventions is the perfect, fun introduction to everything from robots to nanoscience. Prepare to laugh, marvel, and learn. Did you know that the ancient Egyptians may have used kites to help build their pyramids? That robots have a hard time learning karate? Or that Australian nanoscientists have manufactured a garment that you can clean by just holding it up to the light? Covering everything from sneakers made of spider silk to glow-in-the dark cats, this amazing collection introduces kids to inventions made from the natural world, inventions created by accident, green inventions, and just-plain-strange inventions. Plus, it offers some cool ideas on what the future may hold.
About the Author
James Olstein has illustrated for the BBC, Bob's Burgers, Monocle Magazine, Mental Floss, Scientific America, Sierra Magazine, economia, the Boston Globe, and the National Constitution Center. He has displayed his work at Spoke Gallery NYC, Galleries 1988, and Philadelphia Independents. He runs a successful blog called Illustrated Science that has been featured in The Verge and Geekadelphia. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.