Book ReviewsREVIEW: Awesome Achievers in Technology

REVIEW: Awesome Achievers in Technology

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I like to know things. To me, there is an appeal to knowledge, information, facts but obtaining such knowledge is a different story.

I’m not one who likes to watch videos about how things are created, scroll through wikipedia and jump from article to article until 3am. I like to read books on such topics, but not extensive, tiring and thick books based on facts and pure research. I prefer important pieces of history in a fun size, maybe nice illustrations, a good font – this is the way to my heart. And that’s why I picked up today’s book.


Amazing achievements in technology
By Alan Katz and Chris Judge (illustrator)

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Part of a super fun series for middle class, Amazing achievements in technology Put the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contribution to technology.

Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Jobs’ boss Nolan Bushnell before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first great video game, Fung? Many of the most relevant figures in the history of technology have remained in the shadows, but no more! From Alan Katz’s new series, Awesome Achievers, Amazing achievements in technology Gives kids a behind-the-scenes glimpse of 12 lesser-known inventors whose contribution to technology is personally relevant to their lives today. Each character receives a traditional biography, but is also subject to Katz’s unique brand of stupidity, with humorous elements such as imaginary songs, lyrics and diary entries of the not-so-famous character and accompanies each biography.

Spotty illustrations along add to the light-hearted and appreciative humor that each character receives. Reluctant readers and novice tech lovers alike will be delighted by this imaginative and fascinating introduction to a new series of biographies with a loud laugh.

Book review

* A copy of this book is provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I did not expect to love this book so much, but Alan Katz is such a great writer! Every turn of the page, you are informed, entertained and smile broadly. His energy is wonderful!

Katz presents lesser-known inventors who have greatly influenced our lives in an easy-to-understand way, regardless of age. It does not make you feel stupid, nor does it push facts in your face. Instead, he connects it to his life in a humorous way and adds his own interpretation.

These are 12 important technological contributions in my life that I never stop pondering. Some of the things he emphasized were like windshield wipers, seat belts and microwaves – things that are important and used almost every day.

I think it’s wonderful to study the history of such large donations that have stood in the shadows for decades. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn, and that’s something Katz emphasized in this book – always read and never stop learning.

Unfortunately, I received a Kindle copy of this book from NetGalley that hurt my experience with this book. I did not have a Kindle, and I always used the app. However, the beautiful illustration did not appear most of the time, and there were minor design issues that appeared throughout the book from time to time. I just wish I could see the illustrations, even if they are small.

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