Discovery Atlas: Amazing inventors, explorers and artists from all around the globe

Publisher: Alison Green Books

It might feel as though humans have lived on earth forever, but we are in fact a relatively new development in the earth’s history: modern humans have only been around for approximately 300,000 years, which isn’t very long at all, if you remember that our planet formed 4.55 billion years ago.

Yet, in those few hundred thousand years, humans have been busy discovering and inventing things, from fire and tools to the internet, toilet paper and ice-cream. It’s been quite a ride!

Divided into 12 chapters detailing discoveries in areas as varied as medicine, sport, oceans, art, space, technology and food, this gorgeous, large-format hardback book is a wonderful gift for more or less any child with a curious mind.

Thiago de Moraes’ humorous, colourful and wonderfully detailed illustration includes brilliant double page spreads that, for instance, feature some of the key players in the developments in medicine over time, or scientists responsible for discoveries in physics and space.

It’s fantastic to delve into some of the fabulous inventions and discoveries made through history and into the present day, and de Moraes presents them with a genuine sense of curiosity and fun. Recommended.

More books like this

Myth Atlas: Maps and Monsters, Heroes and Gods from Twelve Mythological Worlds

Author: Thiago de Moraes

The mythological worlds of 12 cultures from Ireland to Japan, Polynesia to the mythos of the Hindu world are explored here in a beautiful collection, which helps children to celebrate and respect the wonderful differences in the way people see the world.

Read more about Myth Atlas: Maps and Monsters, Heroes and Gods from Twelve Mythological Worlds

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Life of Invention

Author: Jake Williams

Jake Williams’ brilliant overview of the famous polymath’s work, including his legacy today, is presented with beautiful graphic illustration that really draws the reader in and is sure to inspire many young inventors, artists and musicians.

Read more about Leonardo Da Vinci’s Life of Invention

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...