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|
|Number of Pages||32|
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.