The Amazing History of Technology: A journey through time with 278 illustrations - Martin Welker, Silvia Svetec

I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review!


4.5 stars.

Wow, I loved this book, it was what I hoped it would be, and so much more. It is the kind of book I normally already love. While I also really like non-fiction books with words (after all I love to read), I do love the picture kind of non-fiction even more. It just has more impact, and (at least for me) makes me remember stuff even better.

The book starts with (where else) the big bang, and from there on we get inventions, important things, important people, everything that happened in the universe, in bit-size format (since of course not everything is mentioned, which isn't bad, since that would mean the book would be endless). There are pictures of people, inventions or important events with a date next to it. These dates are in BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era). Which I had to look up since I am used to: AD or BC.

The illustrations are really fun, and well drawn. Items are easily recognizable, but also people. Often I already had an inkling who it would be before I read the names! Good job!

Would I recommend this book? Yes, yes I would. I am sure young and old will love this book. Kids will learn new things and have a good time learning it (due to the illustrations, the font). This is a short book, but it will teach you a whole lot!

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