Today it seems that computers occupy every single space in life. This book traces the evolution of computers from the humble beginnings as simple calculators up to the modern day jack-of-all trades devices like the iPhone. Readers will learn about how computers evolved from humongous military-issue refrigerators to the spiffy, delicate, and intriguing devices that many modern people feel they can't live without anymore. Readers will also discover the historical significance of computers, and their pivotal roles in World War II, the Space Race, and the emergence of modern Western powers.
Series: Evolving Technology
Interest Level: Grades 5-8
Guided Reading Level: Y
Lexile Level: 1150
ISBN: 9781538302828 (Print) 9781538302842 (E-book)