Did you know that the ancient Egyptians may have used kites to help build their pyramids? That robots have a hard time learning karate? Covering everything from sneakers made of spider silk to glow-in-the dark cats, this amazing collection introduces kids to inventions made from the natural world, inventions created by accident, green inventions, and just-plain-strange inventions. Plus, it offers cool ideas on what the future may hold.
James Olstein has illustrated for the BBC, Bob’s Burgers, Monocle Magazine, Mental Floss, Scientific America, Sierra Magazine, economia, the Boston Globe, and the National Constitution Center. He has displayed his work at Spoke Gallery NYC, Galleries 1988, and Philadelphia Independents. He runs a successful blog called Illustrated Science that has been featured in The Verge and Geekadelphia. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.