Amazing Discoveries, Inventions and Designs by Women

Owen O'Doherty
Bright Sparks

This wonderfully illustrated book is a guide to remarkable, practical, skillful and beautiful inventions by women.

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48 pages
260x197 mm
Category Picture Book

An introduction to fifty extraordinary discoveries, inventions and designs by inspirational women.

From windscreen wipers to the life raft; coffee filters to emergency flares; Apollo Mission software to Monopoly: women have discovered, invented and designed some of the most important things we all take for granted, but many of their names are unknown.

Meet incredible inventors from around the world, and learn how inventions happen. This beautifully illustrated book is a guide to remarkable, practical, skillful and amazing inventions by women who have made their mark on history.

With a step-by-step guide to inspire and encourage readers to come up with their own inventions, Bright Sparks is an empowering book that celebrates the minds of women that resulted in some of the most striking discoveries, inventions and designs in history.

Dublin-based architect Owen O’Doherty wrote Bright Sparks in response to a question from his daughter, Anna, who had never heard of anything invented by a woman. This book was a present to Anna on her seventh birthday.

an inspiring new read and will encourage children to see that they can change the world

well explained, brief summaries of their work are placed alongside intriguing illustrations to give the reader a glimpse of these in an inspiring, delightful series of vignettes. This book answers many questions, and who knows, may just be the incentive for get your young entrepreneur going. An exceptional non-fiction book that will give not only information that will make you want to investigate further, but will fascinate and entertain for hours and hours

Fallen Star Stories

if you’re on the lookout for inspiring reading materials for a younger audience, we have just the thing … a moment of parenting genius … this impressive hardback covers everything from the invention of the retractable dog lead to the coding structure of DNA

Sunday Business Post

having inspired young readers with accounts of past breakthroughs, O’Doherty then does something very important for bright sparks of the future. Through a series of inventing tips, he encourages curiosity, the identification of problems, and processes for solving challenges … not to mention patenting the next big idea

Evening Echo

I think we will all get it, kids, adults, everyone!

2fm’s Nicky Byrne Show
Jenny Greene
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