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Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions / Robert Winston ; illustrated by Jessamy Hawke.

Winston, Robert, (author.). Hawke, Jessamy, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library J 609 WIN (Text) 33500013265822 New Checked out 11/20/2020
McIntosh Public Library J 609 WIN (Text) 33500013265814 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781465492289
  • ISBN: 1465492283
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK/Penguin Random House, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"Do you have the imagination of an inventor? Peek inside Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, climb aboard Hideo Shima's bullet train, and go behind the scenes with movie star-turned-inventor, Hedy Lamarr. Inventors tells the stories of more than 50 pioneering scientists and revolutionary thinkers who have shaped our world with their remarkable creations."--Page [4] of cover.
Author Notes

Lord Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London. Robert is one of a kind - a world-renowned scientist, television presenter, and writer, who has combined groundbreaking academic work with an ability to communicate ideas and understanding to the general public. He has used his unique expertise to contribute towards numerous successful DK books including Ask a Scientist (2019), The STEAM Team (2018), and Utterly Amazing Human Body (2015).

Jessamy Hawke is an illustrator working in ink, gouache, watercolor, and linocut-printmaking, having graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University in 2016. Jessamy's project "A Midnight Clear," based on William Wharton's wartime novel, was shortlisted for the 2016 V&A Student Illustrator of the Year Award and was displayed in the V&A Museum in London, and she was Runner-Up in the Little White Lies Creative Brief competition in March 2017. Jessamy's work has been exhibited in solo shows in London and Oxford. She is also the author of the art blog Her work can be found at or on Instagram under the handle @jessamydrewthat.

Subject: Inventions > History > Juvenile literature.
Inventors > History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Instructional and educational works.

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