Weapons and Warfare: An Accidental History of Inventions (It'll Never Work)

Have you ever wondered how guns and bullet proof jackets were invented?

From spears and arrows to experiments with rocket and lasers, from chain mail to kevlar and ceramic plates, IT'LL NEVER WORK: WEAPONS AND WARFARE explores the history and development of weaponry, the successes and failures that have led to the weapons of modern warfare that we know today.

Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success.

Target age group 9 and up
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    • ISBN-13
      9781445150291
    • Weight
      0.35 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      1445150298
    • Item #
      68233
  • Category
    Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    History
  • Theme 2
    Science & Technology
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    How Things Work-Are Made
  • Awards
  • Author
    Richards, Jon
  • Publisher
    Farrar Straus & Giroux
  • Publication Date
    12/31/2019
  • Pages
    32
  • Dimensions
    0.2 H × 10.2 L × 8.1 W
  • Case Qty
    90