This series takes readers (Ages 8-12) on a historical journey, examining how people coped in the past and how they developed ingenious ways to make life safer and less unpleasant. Each book features full-color cartoon-style illustrations and hilarious speech bubbles to heighten interest, making the series attractive even to reluctant readers.
You use glass from morning to night every day, from the mirror you look in when you wash your face in the morning to the bulbs that light up your home after dark. All sorts of foods and drinks are stored in glass bottles and jars. Many of your electronic gadgets have glass screens. Cameras and spectacles, or eyeglasses, have glass lenses. The signals that carry your phone calls and texts, and Web pages when you're online, make part of their journey along glass communications cables. And every home, school and workplace has glass windows. You wouldn't want to live without glass.
is a highly experienced author having written over 180 illustrated non-fiction books and contributed to many articles for magazines. After completing a BSc. in applied physics he took a postgraduate diploma in Journalism at City University, London. He began work as an editor before setting up a freelance business writing and editing, this included editing the magazine Space Voyager
. Ian now lives in Norfolk in the U.K.