About the book
The First of Everything Series:
This series is a fun story collection about the origins of a huge range of things — which also introduces young readers to the art and science of academic research. In these times of fake news, information overload, and too much homework, the ability to conduct fast, accurate research is one of the best skills any student can have — and you can learn it in these pages.
- Stories of Amazing Discoveries
Who discovered that the Earth is round? Who first measured the Earth? Who used nanotechnology first? Read these five stories of amazing discoveries and find the answers to these questions!
- Stories of How We Got Comfortable
Who discovered coffee? Who wore the first clothes? Who was the first couch potato? Read these five stories of how people made life in the past more comfortable and find the answers to these questions!
- Stories of How We Sent Stuff Around
Who sent the first instant message? When did we start having newspapers? Who delivered the first airmail parcel? Read these five stories of how we sent stuff around the world and find the answers to these questions!
- Stories of How We Captured the Past
Who was the first printer? Who took the first photo? What was the first recorded song? Read these five stories of how we learned to capture the past and find the answers to these questions!
- Stories of Clever Inventions
Who invented the toilet? What did the first vending machine sell? Who made the first chocolate chip cookies? Read these five stories of clever inventions and find the answers to these questions!
- Stories About How We Lived
Who built the first city? Who made the first weighing scales? Who created the first laws? Read these five stories of how we lived in the past and find the answers to these questions!
- Stories of What People Did for Fun
Who was the first artist? What was the first dance? Who wrote the first song? Read these five stories of what people in the past did for fun and find the answers to these questions!”
About the Author
Nury Sam Jam Vittachi has written more than 50 books, sometimes using his “outer names” and sometimes his “inner names”. He is the author of more than 40 books, several of which have been published in many languages around the world. He particularly enjoys bringing science and history to life for readers young and old. He is chairman of Asia Pacific Translators & Writers, Inc., Asia’s biggest association of writers. A lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, he teaches students how to write stories and how to create content for novels and movies.