Nearly everything you use was invented by someone, at some time. Discover the history of everyday objects, including paper, band-aids, anesthesia, dishwashers, chewing gum, lighting, potato chips, photographs, pianos, and more. Fun, two-page chapters feature an illustrated timeline of the invention, from early antecedents to its modern-day form. Cartoons and facts along the page margin provide additional details and insights into the science and technology that are part of most inventions. 96 pages, indexed, softcover.