Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology

From Frogs' Legs to the Titanic

Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology
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Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781784937775
Publisher: QED Publishing
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Follow the Link: A Journey Through Technology explores how some of today's greatest inventions came to be - and takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge. It tells the story of how we figured out what electricity is and how we learned to use it to communicate with each other. Over the centuries, we have taken the same power that creates a flash of lightning and used it to make Wi-Fi hotspots, power touchscreens, and send video messages. The inspiration behind new ideas is often surprising, always unpredictable and sometimes rather bizarre - discover how an experiment with frogs' legs made people think animals were kept alive by lightning, and other strange and incredible tales of progress.

The author

Tom Jackson is a writer specializing in science and technology for children and adults. Titles include Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again and Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought.

Nick Shepherd is an illustrator from West Yorkshire, based in Lisbon, who spends too much time in front of a computer screen and enough time with a (real) pencil in his hand. He specialises in conceptual blue sky thinking.

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Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781784937775
Size: 8.268 in x 10.63 in / 210 mm x 270 mm
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