on December 2, 2002
This is not just a science book it is also a history book. You get to match your mind against the mind of the great inventors. You see how to make a thermometer, an igloo or a geodeisic dome. For some reason, science projects are supposed to be a sign that you are smart. Most of them are really dumb. This book has some cool ideas so that even if you have to wrap Play Dough around straws to show tectonic plates, at least it feels real because these are reconstructions of real inventions that people made and that changed the world.