Scottish Inventors Paperback
by Gary Smailes
Illustrated by Scoular Anderson
For a small country, Scotland has produced a huge number of people whose brilliance and ingenuity have literally changed the world.
In this amusing and informative book, aimed at children from 9-12, Gary Smailes tells the stories of 32 famous (and not so famous!) men and women, and their often bizarre inventions, who have put Scotland on the map.
Includes: James Watt, Henry Bell, Thomas Telford, John Loudon McAdam (Transport); Alexander Graham Bell, John Logie Baird (Communications); Robert Stevenson, Thomas Stevenson (Lighthouses); Barbara Gilmour, Alexander Grant (Food); Robert Melville, Patrick Ferguson (Warfare); James Douglas (Crime); James Baird, James Young Simpson (Medicine); Charles Mackintosh (Raincoats!)
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 16/08/2011
- Category: History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781841589305