Tom Jackson - Digital Technology - Hachette Children's Group

Digital Technology

By Tom Jackson

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Trace the progress of technology from a machine or vehicle's early foundations to the present day

From simple abacuses to today's supercomputers, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things digital and computer-related. A host of famous (and not so famous) computing machines throughout history, from early steam-powered computing machines and code breaking machines used during World War II to the development of the world wide web, wireless technology, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make computers such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.

Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers aged 9+, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

Biographical Notes

Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to hundreds more. Tom gets to write about a wide range of subjects, everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. However, his specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom spends his days finding fun ways of communicating these kinds of facts, new and old, to all age groups and reading abilities.

Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. He studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working at the zoos in Jersey and Surrey. Tom has also worked as a conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungle and rescuing wildlife from drought-ridden Zimbabwe. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Nowadays, he can be found mainly in the attic.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445135724
  • Publication date: 22 Sep 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
This book will be a very useful resource for KS3 and older KS2 students — School Librarian
Colourful layout with easy to follow text-boxes and captions make this book accessible and appealing. It's a fascinating look at computing machines throughout history — Parents In Touch
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Spacecraft

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From early rockets to missions to Mars, trace the evolution of technology's most adventurous topic - man's never-ending fascination with outer space. A host of famous spacecraft throughout history show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make space exploration such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some major developments, such as the reusable rockets, pioneering animals that paved the way for humans to enter space and also explains the SPace Race, space stations and probes and missions to other planets to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

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Medicine

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Discover what going to the doctor might be like in 20 years' time, how genetically engineered food could lead to headache-curing yoghurts and how space surgery might work. As well as looking into the future, this book also explains scientific topics including genetics, cell biology, nanotechnology and the human senses. Ideal for helping students consolidate their knowledge at Key Stage 2 and 3.Read all about how today's scientists are making amazing discoveries and developing extraordinary new materials and technologies in the Future Science Now! series. Each title delves into the world of labs and experiments in order to find out which exciting inventions and out-of-this-world gadgets could change the way we live.

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Parents

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Display and Camouflage

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Some animals have developed astounding plumage, skin and fur which perfectly meets their needs. From the pangolin, which is covered in 'plates of armour' to protect it from predators, to the leafy appearance of the weedy sea dragon, that allows it hide amongst the seaweed, the creatures featured in this book have developed appearances that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these marvels of nature and learn how evolution has shaped each animal's appearance - whether it is trying to blend in with its surroundings, pretend to be a different species or draw attention to how deadly it is.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.

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Homes

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Some animals build astounding homes to provide shelter and safety for themselves and their young. From ants glueing leaves together to create a nest, to groundhogs engineering enormous underground towns, the creatures featured in this book create homes that are both unique and out-of-this-world. Find out more about these masters of engineering and learn how evolution has shaped the way each animal constructs their home and uses it.Vivid, arresting photography paired with captivating animal encounters make this book a thrilling introduction to some of the basics of evolutionary theory.

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Hunters

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Music Technology

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From early music players such as the gramophone to today's digital music platforms and players, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things music-related. A host of famous musical inventions show how music has become more portable over the years and how other inventions such as the Internet and easy access to electricity has powered the ways we can enjoy music. This book highlights how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make music players such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

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Telephones and Mobiles

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From early forms of communication, such as the telegraph, and morse code to today's super-fast communications through the internet, trace the evolution of technology's developments in all things telephone-related. A host of communication devices and telephones technologies, such as how wires are used and why vibrations are important, to wireless mobile phones and sending digital images and sounds via smartphones, show how inventors and engineers have developed and improved on technology to make telephones such an important part of human history. This book also dissects some of the major developments in each era, to give a rounded picture of these amazing machines.Technology Timelines is a series of six book aimed at upper KS2 and early KS3 readers, tracing the development of specific technologies through the ages.

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A Deadly Cobra

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Aircraft

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A Fierce Lion

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Environment

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From algae producing oil and driverless cars to Tsunami-proof towns and farmer-bots, welcome to how our environment may look in the near future! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.

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Entertainment

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From 3D printing and tables as loudspeakers to space diving and asteroid resorts, welcome to the future of entertainment! Find out all about the mind-blowing science and technology the future has in store for us.

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Communication

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A Killer Shark

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Follow a great white shark's life cycle, from birth to finding a mate and old age. Learn about the different aspects of the biology of sharks: how they sense the world, find their food, reproduce and communicate with each other. Sections of the text are written in first-person narrative, giving a clear understanding of the way sharks behave and how they grow, learn, move, fight, rest and play.

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A Curious Dolphin

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Allan Frewin Jones

Allan was born under the kitchen floor of a derelict house in south-east London. At the age of nine, he inherited a typewriter and, for want of anything better to do, began to write stories. He had his first book published at the age of one hundred and three; lots more followed. He has a German wife, an English cat and a collection of old Beano annuals.To find out more about Allan and his books go to www.allanfrewinjones.com and www.sunderedlands.co.uk