In the Renaissance: Solving Technology Problems 400 Years Ago

by Richard Platt

Illustrations by David Lawrence

Part of a Series: How They Made Things Work!.

A spread each introduces various technologies including firearms, printing, and navigation. Students may be surprised by the inclusion of the microscope, whose invention by a Dutch optician and use by Galileo is described in the colorful bites of text and the captioned cartoon illustrations characteristic of this absorbing title. The illustrations also feature numerous diagrams that provide the basics of how the inventions worked, as well as reproductions of period maps and art. The kid-friendly presentation is deceptive; there’s a lot of information here on many features of Renaissance life, and readers can’t help but come away with interesting factoids that they never realized about this fascinating, long-ago era.

ISBN: 9781597712897

JLG Release: August 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8 1/4" x 10 3/8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 6.4, Points: 1

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 8.2, Points: 4


    Level: IG1030L

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