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From the Series Inventions that Changed the World

Smartphones put a camera in just about everyone’s pocket, but it hasn’t always been so easy to take a snapshot. The 18th century brought a new innovation that allowed people to easily preserve a moment in time. That innovation carries on today! Through informative text, fun facts, and special features, this fascinating title explores how the camera was invented and how it continues to develop!

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Category Newly Fluent
Subject History
Copyright 2019
Publisher Bellwether Media
Imprint Blastoff! Discovery
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-01-01
BISACS JNF061010, JNF025000
Dewey 771.3
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9 x 0.25
Lexile 770
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 500635
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


The Camera

Cameras have come a long way from their bulky daguerreotype and cardboard Brownie days, and this entry in the Inventions That Changed the World series (6 titles) provides a snapshot of the cameras history, development, and function in society. The historical overview begins with early pinhole cameras and moves then to George Eastman’s perfection of film photography and the portable personal camera; SLR, digital, and camera phones follow. A diagram of the SLR helpfully illustrates how it captures and image on film. Unfortunately, only four pages explain how cameras have impacted history ad society, making this book best suited for those curious to see illustrations of old cameras. “Profile” pages draw attention to inventors and specific camera models, and a photographic time line pulls the book’s information together nicely.

Author: Rebecca Sabelko