From electricity to telephones to automobiles and manned flight, this lavishly illustrated book illuminates a momentous time in America's historyan era marked by amazing advances in science and technology. Readers will meet the brilliant inventors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who revolutionized the way our country works, travels, and lives! Among the inventors featured are Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers. This is an ideal book for budding scientists or any student assigned to write a report about inventors.
This series highlights specific periods and events from America's past and explains how they helped shape our country's history. Featuring lavish illustrations, period artwork, drawings, and photographs, the visual appeal alone is enough to engage young readers. The addition of carefully researched text that is both interesting and highly accessible led The American Library Association's Book List to name this series one of the ''Top Ten Nonfiction Series'' of 2004.
40 pages, 45 full-color period illustrations and maps