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

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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 ...
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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584152439
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.66 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Important Lesson 7
FYInfo: The Telegraph 11
Chapter 2 Parts of Speech 13
FYInfo: Thomas Edison 21
Chapter 3 Varied Lessons 23
FYInfo: Scarlet Fever 29
Chapter 4 Phoning Watson 31
FYInfo: Antonio Meucci 35
Chapter 5 Always the Inventor 37
FYInfo: National Geographic Society 42
Chronology 43
Timeline of Discovery 44
Chapter Notes 45
Glossary 46
Further Reading 47
Works Consulted 47
Index 48
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