Discover the fascinating world of inventions and technology. From the first tools to the latest gadgets, Pocket Genius: Inventions showcases key inventors and inventions that changed the world from air, space, water, and land transportation to everyday objects in the home, medical tools and aids, plus telescopes, roller coasters, satellites, and robots, and a look at future technologies. Redesigned in paperback, DK's best-selling Pocket Genius series is now available in an engaging compact and economical format that is ideal for both browsing and quick reference for use in school and at home. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each pocket-size encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.