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An inventive survey of inventions.

Brain Power: What's the Big Idea? 2,400,000 Years of Inventions takes middle school readers on a whirlwind illustrated tour of some of the most significant breakthroughs in human history. From sharpened stones and fire-making tools to therapeutic cloning and optical scanners, author David Stewart hits humanity's high points in breezy, paragraph-sized text blocks accompanied by color illustrations. Interesting inventors are profiled as well, from Archimedes and Ctesibius (who proved that air was a material substance and created the first suction pump and water clock) to such contemporary innovators as human stem cell researcher Ann Tsukamoto and Dolly the lamb cloner Ian Wilmut. (Barron's: 250 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge, NY 11788: 800-645-3476:

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Title Annotation:Brain Power: What's the Big Idea?, book
Publication:Curriculum Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2006
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