This series of fact-packed, highly illustrated books combines history and technology with interesting and relevant craft activities. Each book covers one topic and describes its many aspects through imaginative text and accurate illustrations. Each chapter contains a fun-to-do activity using everyday materials to make articles that bring to life the subject. Each book contains a glossary of new or unfamiliar words, a further reading list, places to visit to learn more about the topic, and an index. WRITING AND PRINTING takes the reader back in time to the earliest-known writing and describes how printing works. Each chapter offers a variety of craft activities bring to life these skills.