Each book in this new series follows a major technological innovation from its first appearance in human history to its present-day development. The intuitive layout of each book underscores the remarkable history that is surveyed. Running text on the upper third of each page provides a concise narrative, while a continuous timeline on the bottom two-thirds of the page records the highlights and curious facts of the development of the technology. Text and timeline together provide the kind of challenging and multi-format reading experience recommended for students in today's Australian National Curriculum and New Zealand National Curriculum.
Titles in the series:
Adobe Shelters to Steel Skyscrapers: A Timeline of Building
Counting Pebbles to Writing Code: A Timeline of Mathematics and Computers
Foraging to Supermarkets: A Timeline of Food
Hieroglyphics to Hypertext: A Timeline of Written Word
Leeches to Lasers: A Timeline of Medicine
Smoke Signals to Smartphones: A Timeline of Long-Distance Communication
Stargazing to Space Travel: A Timeline of Space Exploration
Wooden Spears to Military Drones: A Timeline of Warfare
Learn the chronological evolution of some of humanity's greatest innovations.
Richly illustrated books feature detailed graphical timelines in a broad range of cross-curricular topics.
Reinforce classroom instruction to help readers visualise the arc of history as well as individual events.
Break down complicated developments in manageable pieces so the reader can comprehend the logistics of time.