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Big Ideas that Saved the World: Rocket to the Moon

by Don Brown. New York:NY. Amulet Books, 2019

This is the first of a science series that chronicle how one specific creative idea was built upon and inspired others that eventually created a BIG IDEA that changed or saved our world. The first in this series details how over time the idea of using rockets (first for entertainment – fireworks) became tools of warfare that eventually propelled people to the moon.

Other books in the series will cover: computing, the Industrial Revolution, atomic energy and more.

Grades 4+

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