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Robinson, James.
New York : Kingfisher, 2009
IL 5-8, RL 7.6
ISBN 0753462931
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Do you know who invented the record player?  Do you think it was Thomas Edison?   Well he did invent a cylinder that played sound but the person who invented the flat record player was Emile Berliner in 1888.  And when do you think the first robots were invented?  Would you believe way back in the 1700s.  They were built as toys for wealthy people.  The term robot was coined by by Czech author Karel Capek who wrote about mechanical workers and used the Czech word "robota" that means "hard, boring work".  You'll find many more interesting facts in this book.
SUBJECTS:     Inventions.

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