Seven Wonders of Communication

From the Series Seven Wonders

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In every age, science and technology have played an important role in advancing human civilization. From architecture to engineering, communication to transportation, humans have invented and developed extraordinary wonders. The myriad of methods we have used to communicate with each other throughout history have changed our society. Today’s tools of communication have the power to spread information across the planet in a matter of seconds. Millions of human beings are now interconnected through advancements in communication technology. In this book, we’ll explore seven wonders of communication, capturing the journey from the throaty grunts of our ancestors that formed our first language; to hieroglyphs and the development of written communication; to telephones and cell phones, the World Wide Web, and robot communication. Along the way, we’ll see how visual technologies enhanced our communication, how the speed of communication keeps accelerating, and what challenges the future holds. We’ll also learn the stories of how and why these communication advancements became important to the world.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5988-3
$50.65 $37.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-01-01
BISACS JNF061000, JNF025000
Dewey 621.382
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 6.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135443
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Donald Cleveland

Donald C. Cleveland retried after 40 years in higher education in the field of library and information science. He began to write children's books in 2005. In addition, he writes college textbooks. He is currently busily at work on another children's book and on another college book, which he is co-writing with his wife.