William Gurstelle begins his remarkable journey through history with this volume, Early Makers. Each chapter examines a remarkable individual or group of people from the past whose insights and inventions helped create the world we live in. What sets this series apart from other history books - including other histories of technology - is that each chapter also includes step-by-step instructions for making your own version of the historical invention. History comes to life in a way you have never experienced before when you follow the inventors' steps and recreate the groundbreaking devices of the past with your own hands.
In this volume you will discover:
- The Cave Dwellers of Lascaux and the Oil Lamp
- Pythagoras and the Tantalus Cup
- Heron and the Gin Pole
- Egypt's Bag Press
- Otto von Guerke and the Magdeburg Hemispheres
- Levi ben Gershon and the Jacob's Staff
- Juliana Berners and the Fishing Lure
- Archimedes and the Water Screw
- China's Differential Windlass
Be sure to also check out ReMaking History, Volume 2: Industrial Revolutionaries and ReMaking History Volume 3:Makers of the Modern World.
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|Size: ||86.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||Maker Media, Inc|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781680450569 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|