“ Tarentum, Italy. A long, long, long, lonnnnnnng time ago. 350 BC to be precise. Ladies and gentlemen, since the dawn of time…man has yearned to fly! Jealous of the birds above us! … Well, be jealous no more. I, Archytas, have invented the first machine capable of autonomous flight!”
With Archytas’s robot bird as our guide, this book explores the history of the development of robots by trying to define what a robot is. Maybe that doesn’t sound so exciting, but it is the amazing details about what robots can do, how they are made, and how they accomplish what they accomplish that makes this a fascinating book
Why should I read this book?
Apart from the fact that it is excellent nonfiction, robots are the sort of thing that we perhaps knew a bit about when we were in school, but have since developed a great deal and become a much bigger part of our lives without our knowledge of them growing proportionally. This book is a great way to get caught up.
Who is this book best for?
Any kid (or adult for that matter) interested in technology, engineering, mechanics, or how things work, will love this book.
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