Change Makers: Railroads to Superhighways: A Handbook on Big Ideas That Have Made Our World Smaller
- 28th Aug 2021
- Marshall Cavendish Children
- 72 pages - 229 x 160 x 11mm
- Change Makers
An exciting book on the revolution of ideas that have sparked change in the way we connect-from the steam train to the information superhighway
With the first railroad, the world's axis shifted along with it. Since then, revolutionary ideas have changed the way we live, work, play and connect with one another.
- 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?
Hwee Goh and David Liew collaborate on a fun, fact-full book on how connections have sparked change globally. Are you ready for this next journey of discovery?
The Change Makers series of books will build in children 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.
Hwee Goh is classically trained at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. The MediaCorp scholar then spent 16 years in political broadcast news, before branching out to writing for children. She also teaches media skills and provides editorial support to companies at The Media Consultants Singapore. She is followed on @hweezbooks, where she continues her lifetime love for curating stories.David Liew is a prolific artist/sculptor who has illustrated several bestselling book series. This series has especially enabled David to return to his history-educator roots. He also supports fellow authors and illustrators as the Regional Advisor to the Singapore Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.