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Robots and drones : past, present, and future / written by Mairghread Scott ; illustrated by Jacob Chabot.

First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, 2018.

Physical Description:
121 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Presents the history of robotics, from the world's earliest mechanized robots to modern machines used in the home, in the military, and in space exploration.
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Author Notes

Mairghread Scott is an animation and comic book writer. Her animation includes Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy , Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, and more. Her published books include Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy , Transformers: Till All Are One , Transformers: Windblade , Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 and The Secret on the Other Side (also from First Second).

Jacob Chabot is an Eisner Award--nominated and New York Times-- bestselling cartoonist. He is best known for his work on all-ages comics like Spongebob Comics , The Simpsons , and his creator-owned book The Mighty Skullboy Army .

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