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Railroads to Superhighways: A Handbook on Big Ideas That Have Made Our World Smaller

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ISBN: 9789814928212
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Original price R 245.00
R 245.00
R 245.00 - R 245.00
Current price R 245.00
The first railroad was built in the early 19th century and the world's axis shifted along with it. Since then, revolutionary ideas have changed the way we live, work, play and connect. How were 'instant' messages sent in ancient times? What did the Silk Road bring to the rest of the world? Which search engine used to be called BackRub? Why does the creator of the World Wide Web regret his invention? Former TV journalist Hwee Goh and historian/artist David Liew use a fun, narrative arc to tell the stories of how connections have sparked change globally. After all, a clear view of history sets the perspective forward for the future. Are you ready for your next journey of discovery? Series Blurb The Change Makers series of books will build in readers a strong sense of inquiry, to arm them with knowledge in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to tackle this brave new world of unknowns.

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