Discovery Atlas


The Past is one of the areas Thiago de Moraes considers within  Discovery Atlas. After all, how have we sought to understand our past, where we came from and the history of peoples before us? The writer introduces the concept before diving us into a huge double page of discoveries and trailblazing researchers. These include the discovery of the first human burial site in Israel, which demonstrated that humans have always looked ‘after their dead‘. Then again, we’ve people like William Jones, who, through teaching himself twenty-eight languages, realised that the similarities between Greek, Sanskrit and Latin suggested a common origin.

Thereafter, within discoveries of Technology, we’re introduced to the understanding that humans have always sought a way to make ‘life more comfortable, efficient and safe‘. Furthermore, within the double pages to follow, we’ve a rich history of great technological discoveries and inventions, from writing, in Mesopotamia ‘around 5,400 years ago‘, to Kodjo Afate Gnikou who invented a 3D printer from electronic rubbish in landfill sites.

There are twelve discovery areas, each one rich with interest and curiosity. Alongside the bold double page timeline, we’ve examples of the employment of each within our day-to-day lives, and then great and/or special examples.

Bookwagon is in utter awe of Discovery Atlas. We recommend this mighty book for gifting, for reading and rereading, sharing and keeping at home and school. It is quite exceptional.

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Discovery Atlas

Thiago de Moraes

(Alison Green Books)

Thiago de Moraes doves into twelve areas of inventions and discoveries through the Discovery Atlas. These include Space, Building, Medicine and Ideas.
Within every area, we’ve a background to the variety of considerations. Therefore, within Medicine, we see how ‘keeping healthy has always been a battle‘. Then again we see how some treatments in ancient times may have been successful However,  understandings such as cleanliness and vaccinations, have improved global health. What’s more, the writer offers a fantastic timeline of biographies. These include great medical researchers like Jane Cooke Wright who advanced chemotherapy.
Then again, we read about discoveries made about Art. We understand how Art’s used to ‘tell stories, express our feelings or opinions, or must to make beautiful things to look at‘. Thereafter, we’re treated to a huge double page of different forms of art from cultures and people all over the world. Furthermore, we’ve a history of artists who’ve ‘challenged the very idea of what art is’, like Yayoi Kusama, whom we met in We Are Artists
Bookwagon is utterly engrossed and awed by Discovery Atlas. We recommend this book for homes, to linger over, share and treasure, and then for school and class libraries and reference. This is a monumental, mighty and marvellous title.


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