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Description - Build a Better Mousetrap by Ruth Kassinger

An entertaining book of projects on all kinds of amazing inventions A follow-up to the author's Reinvent the Wheel, Build a Better Mousetrap presents even more projects based on classic inventions from the kaleidoscope and the hovercraft to the suspension bridge and the solar water heater. It provides the history of each invention, details on how the original inventor solved the problem, and how the reader can reinvent the invention. Each fun, hands-on project includes a step-by-step activity followed by a complete explanation and an "Inventor's Challenge," where readers are encouraged to find their own solutions to specific problems, as well as observe the world around them and experiment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471395386
ISBN-10: 0471395382
Format: Paperback
(278mm x 208mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ruth Kassinger

RUTH KASSINGER is a writer, teacher, and consultant. She is the author of Wiley's Reinvent the Wheel and has written many articles on science and technology for such publications as the Washington Post, Smithsonian, and Science Weekly.

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