Alexander Graham Bell and the Story of the Telephone ( Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained Series)

Alexander Graham Bell and the Story of the Telephone ( Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained Series)

by John Bankston
     
 
It took a teacher of the deaf to figure out a better way for people to communicate with each other over long distances. The son and grandson of celebrated speakers, he was the child of a deaf mother. He began his experiments hoping to improve on the human voice box and offer deaf people a better way to communicate. But he didn't just devise a new form of the telegraph

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It took a teacher of the deaf to figure out a better way for people to communicate with each other over long distances. The son and grandson of celebrated speakers, he was the child of a deaf mother. He began his experiments hoping to improve on the human voice box and offer deaf people a better way to communicate. But he didn't just devise a new form of the telegraph. Instead, he invented an entirely new device that could be used by anyone. This instrument would change the way that people communicate around the world. It is the telephone and its inventor's name is Alexander Graham Bell.

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Children's Literature
Alexander Graham Bell is best known as the man who invented the telephone, although there were some who disagreed and brought multiple lawsuits against him. From the series "Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained, Scientific Advancements of the 19th Century," this account of the life of one of the world's best-known inventors is an informative and very enjoyable read. Amply illustrated with period photographs and drawings, the book is filled with lots of little-known facts. Did you know that Bell invented the first metal detector; that he built the first airplane to fly in Canada; that he was the first to use the term "greenhouse effect"; and that he was one of the founders of National Geographic Society? At the end of the book, readers will find a chronology of Bell's life, a timeline of discoveries related to the development of communications, chapter notes, a brief glossary, suggestions for further reading and an index. 2005, Mitchell Lane Publishers, Ages 9 to 13.
—Anita Barnes Lowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584152439
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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