The Amazing History of Technology by Martin Welker – Book Review
The Amazing History of Technology – Book Review
Author – Martin Welker
Publisher – Welker Publishing
Pages – 56
Release Date – 14th December 2015
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
I received a free copy of this book
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Our curiosity is something very valuable. It accompanies each of us from birth. And yet we often take the world and things around us for granted. Before their invention, these things were thought to be impossible, or were even unthinkable, but they changed the world into what it is today. Thus, the history of technology is deeply connected with the fate of mankind.
This book is a journey to those magic moments in which something completely new came into existence. What an incredible feeling that must have been!
‘The Amazing History of Technology’, is the first in a planned series of ‘History of the World’ educational books. The book is a picture book and features a hefty 278 images, aimed at the Children and Young Adult markets. *03/05/2021 – No other books were ever published in the series.
It takes its readers on a journey through time, from the ‘Big Bang’ 13 Billion years ago, right up until the present day with the Wendelstein 7-X, which I have never heard of and had to Google (it’s an experimental stellarator nuclear fusion reactor).
The plan was to have an app for the book, but this never materialised. Without the app at the moment to work alongside it, it is more of just a picture book. The book does have beautiful images, with corresponding dates and includes items such as Minecraft and iPads that the kids can relate to. With an app to work alongside it, the book would have been a fantastic visual tool for kids to learn more about the history of technology.
It’s a great idea, not only to get kids learning about history, but to combine modern technology alongside a book, which in some kids eyes, is a historical piece of technology in itself.
Book Reviewed by Stacey
Martin Welker had already started passionately developing computer programs in school. At the age of 16, he sold his first software. After studying computer science at the University of Karlsruhe, he founded the software vendor Axonic.
He started the project “History of the World” in 2015 to make history visually and intuitively understandable. He published his first book “The Amazing History of Technology” in the same year. He lives with his family in Karlsruhe, Germany.