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Written by Fiona Macdonald


ISBN: 978-0-531-21215-8

List Price: $29.00

Your Price: $21.75

Could you cope without a toilet? Toilets are marks of cleanliness and civilization, and have saved millions of lives! With this book as your guide, you’ll be taken on a historical journey, exploring the weird and wonderful ways people across the world coped without our modern flush toilets: from chamber pots and cesspits to earth closets and privies. You’ll also discover the marvelous high-tech inventions happening every day. With top tips, a timeline, and plenty of fascinating facts, this title in the fantastic new You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without series reveals the weird and wonderful history of these essential objects.
Available to ship September 2014
Item #: 630275
Imprint: Franklin Watts
Copyright: 2015
Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pages: 32
Grades: 3 - 12
Ages: 8 - 17
  • Full-color cartoon-style illustrations that make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers
  • A simple timeline providing an easily understood history of the subject
  • Top Tips offer helpful advice on what you should or shouldn’t do in a tricky situation
  • How It Works call-outs explain the science behind the technology
  • You Can Do It! call-outs describe a simple, safe experiment, or an action you can take to help make the world a better place
  • A helpful glossary and index in each book
  • Well-organized text allows students to explore relationships between historic scientific events
  • Grade-appropriate contexts help students determine the meaning of academic words and phrases
  • Vivid illustrations and text features help students navigate the text and locate answers to questions