About this title: For every budding scientist who would like to think beyondthe smoking volcano, diorama, and colored graphs of thetypical school science fair. explores the developmentof bicycles, zippers, toilets, computers, and manyother inventions that we now take for granted in our dailylives. Readers will learn about the inventors and the genesisbehind these ever-present and useful items. Curious kids will find plenty of inspiration as they discoverthe answers to their continuous questions. What is the basisfor the phrase "the real McCoy"? What actually is the motherof invention? What kitchen appliance was developed after ascientist's candy bar suddenly melted? Author Marcia Schonberg lives north of Columbus, Ohio. She is the authorof more than a dozen books, including B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet. Illustrator Kandy Radzinski's first book with Sleeping Bear Press, S is forSooner: An Oklahoma Alphabet , was the Oklahoma Center for the BookBest Illustrated Book 2004. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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