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Children's Nonfiction Machinery & Tools


by (author) Tamara Hartson

Blue Bike Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2018
Machinery & Tools
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2018
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There are about one million robots in the world.

Some say that robots will be recognized as their own species by 2040.

The first “humanoid” robot was built in 1939 by Westinghouse.

There are two robots exploring Mars, named Spirit and Opportunity.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Tamara Hartson, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a notepad, grew up in Alberta with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life, She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has photographed and written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. With a fondness for paleontology, Tamara has studied and participated in paleo digs in Alberta and Patagonia. She has worked in both Canada and Argentina as an interpretive naturalist and guide, specializing in ecology and paleontology. An award-winning photographer, her photographs appear in numerous books, posters and online magazines. Tamara now lives in Patagonia and she continues to write, photograph and travel.

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