By (author) Martin W. Sandler
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Inventors by Martin W. Sandler
Book DescriptionMartin W. Sandler's Inventors presents the evolution of inventions as they have never been seen before and celebrates the spirit of the great American inventors who let loose their imaginations and changed the world forever. Americans have been characterized by their inventive spirit since the days of Benjamin Franklin, but the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proved especially fruitful in groundbreaking discoveries that revolutionized life as we know it. This book includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from the Library of Congress archives. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780064467469
(225mm x 250mm x 7mm)
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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US Kirkus Review » Sharply reproduced black-and-white and full-color portraits, cityscapes, and images - cropped into ovals and rectangles, arranged in generous amounts of space - of quaintly angular mechanical devices visually document some of the changes wrought to 19th-century and early 20th-century American industry and home life by a flood of new inventions. It's an idealized picture: George Ferris's giant wheel looms over the 1893 Columbian Exposition; an office worker kicks back, eating an apple, presumably freed from drudgery by the typewriter; farmers lounge atop a rickety combine. This largely disappointing album in the Library of Congress Book series is as bland as a politician's speech. The brief, hyperbolic, present-tense text will leave readers feeling good about this period in history, but only marginally better informed about it. Sandier (Immigrants, p. 232, etc.) names inventors and their products, but seldom describes how either person or invention worked; acknowledges the contributions of African-Americans while relegating women to classes in how to board trolleys decorously; and devotes a single page to inventions of the last 75 years. The pictures are pretty; the history is simplistic and slanted. (Kirkus Reviews)
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