Spring 2024

Machines through the Ages

From Furnaces to Factories

From the Series Technology through the Ages

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Ancient civilizations accomplished great works of engineering without electricity. From the Great Wall of China to Machu Picchu, discover the machines ancient civilizations used to build and how they influenced modern machines.

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Physical Science, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Informed Editions
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 80
Publication Date 2024-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN055050, YAN025020
Dewey 621.809
Dimensions 6 x 9
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Michael Woods

Michael Woods is a science and medical writer whose nationally syndicated newspaper stories and columns have won numerous national awards. He directs a program at the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, to inform the public about science. He and his wife, Mary B. Woods, have written almost forty books together. Michael is the writer, and Mary is the researcher.

Author: Mary B. Woods

Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary has worked with her husband, Michael Woods, to write almost forty books. She is the researcher, and Michael is the writer.



“A smoothly written, historical overview of machines.”—Booklist