Follow the Link A Journey Through Transportation From Hot Lava to a Spy Rocket
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This title in the Follow the Link series takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge. The route they take highlights how the inspiration behind new ideas is often surprising, always unpredictable and sometimes rather bizarre. Step inside the network of time to see how lightning led to communication technology; how the Mongol warriors gave us cheeseburgers and fries; how the Silk route led to the X37, a top secret robot spy rocket, and how a greedy explorer's search for cinnamon led to basketball.
Tom Jackson is a writer specializing in science and technology for children and adults. Titles include Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again and Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought.Nick Shepherd is an illustrator from West Yorkshire, based in Lisbon, who spends too much time in front of a computer screen and enough time with a (real) pencil in his hand. He specialises in conceptual blue sky thinking.