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ISBN: 1532116853     ISBN-13: 9781532116858
Publisher: Essential Library
OUR PRICE: $35.22  

Binding Type: Library
Published: December 2018
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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Business & Economics
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Computers | Internet
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Electricity & Electronics
Dewey: 330
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Tech Titans
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 0.50" (0.84 lbs) 112 pages
 
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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2019 May)

Gr 6 Up—From Amazon to Twitter, each title in this series explores the featured technology or platform from its conception to current trends and future plans. Key players are profiled, as well as major breakthroughs in the industry (such as Amazon's Kindle in the ereader market). Notably, the series' details the successes and the failed experiments, gambles that did not pay off, and controversies such as the personal information of Facebook users being collected by analytic groups. The comparisons between current industry giants and leaders from the past are also helpful. One such sidebar shows how Sears-Roebuck catalogs reinvented retail, foreshadowing how Amazon revolutionized the online shopping experience. VERDICT An excellent resource for research, reference, and those students interested in emulating these tech titans with future innovations of their own.

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