Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day

Dan Nott (Author)
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Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

We use water, electricity, and the internet every day—but how do they actually work? And what’s the plan to keep them running for years to come? This nonfiction science graphic novel takes readers on a journey from how the most essential systems were developed to how they are implemented in our world today and how they will be used in the future.

What was the first message sent over the internet? How much water does a single person use every day? How was the electric light invented?

For every utility we use each day, there’s a hidden history—a story of intrigue, drama, humor, and inequity. This graphic novel provides a guided tour through the science of the past—and reveals how the decisions people made while inventing and constructing early technology still affect the way people use it today.

Full of art, maps, and diagrams, Hidden Systems is a thoughtful, humorous exploration of the history of science and what needs to be done now to change the future.

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SKU 137884
ISBN 9781984896049
Language English
Lexile ® Measure GN1320L
Guided Reading Level Z
Page Count 272
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Graphic Novels & Comics
Primary Contributor Dan Nott
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Random House Graphic