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Author(s): Jim Whiting
Publisher: Creative Education (The Creative Company)
Copyright Year: 2020
ISBN/ISSN: 9781640262379

This series describes innovative technology from its inception through development to its present actualization. Each title is published in the same engaging format. The full-color pictures, clear page design, and fascinating subject matter will draw students in. They will remain engrossed in the text due to the entertaining yet extremely informative writing style. Concise mini-biographies of people instrumental in the development of the innovation featured in the various titles are interspersed throughout. Examples of innovative products are highlighted in single-page spotlights which include a picture and a detailed description. Teachers will appreciate the research-ready features which include a table of contents, timeline, bibliography, glossary, additional websites, and index. In addition, picture captions include detailed descriptions of the items depicted or a concise explanation of a concept which enhances text comprehension. The series has a place in all school libraries as it provides a definitive look into current innovative technologies compactly wrapped in an engaging format. Libraries in schools that have programs in computer science, makerspaces, genius hour, innovation, and project-based learning where research is of importance are a definite audience for this series.

Reviewer: Darshell Silva, Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich, RI
Rating: Highly Recommended
Grade (as stated by Reviewer/SLC): 6-12
Review Date: May 1, 2020
Product Description

In a world permeated by technology, we sometimes struggle to keep pace with an ever-changing lanscape. These titles invite advanced readers on a journey to experience the development of key technological innovations like never before. Each volume features a sophisticated design peppered with arresting photographs that illustrate important scientific principles, contributions of notable individuals and companies, common applications of the technology, and influential figures poised to lead the field into the future. Side panels, colored callouts, and primary-source quotations assist in making the text accessible to a wide range of learners.

Series Title: Odysseys
Other Titles in Series:
Robots (9781640262386)
Computer Science (9781640262362)
Autonomous Vehicles (9781640262355)
Media Type: Book, eBook
Binding: LB
# Pages: 80
Price: $30.95
Genre: Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Series Nonfiction
Entry ID: 2232766

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