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, <i>Bob’s Burgers</i>, <i>Monocle Magazine</i>, Mental Floss, <i>Scientific America</i>, <i>Sierra Magazine</i>, economia, the <i>Boston Globe</i>, 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 <i>The Verge</i> and <i>Geekadelphia</i>. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.