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

Jon Richards

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It'll Never Work, Prose: non-fiction, History & the past: general interest (Children's /, Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teena, Bibles & bible stories (Children's / Teenage), Science & technology: general interest (Children's

Explore the world of technology: the wild and wacky ideas people have had, discover which ones never get off the ground... and which ones did

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. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

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