Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections

Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections

by Jay M. Pasachoff, Naomi E. Pasachoff
     
 

Alexander Graham Bell forever changed the world. The telephone and his many other landmark inventions rank among the most transforming and enduring of the modern era. But it was his work with the deaf, teaching as well as inventing tools to ease communication, that he considered his life's work. The son of a speech therapist father and hearing impaired mother, his

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Alexander Graham Bell forever changed the world. The telephone and his many other landmark inventions rank among the most transforming and enduring of the modern era. But it was his work with the deaf, teaching as well as inventing tools to ease communication, that he considered his life's work. The son of a speech therapist father and hearing impaired mother, his stellar achievements in sound reproduction and aviation give proof that he fit his own definition of an inventor. He said, "An inventor a man who looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world." This is a compelling biography of a true scientific visionary.

Oxford Portraits in Science is an on-going series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.

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From the Publisher
"An excellent brief life of a complicated figure and his time...includes useful sidebars explaining the workings of a telephone and a photophone and basic facts on speech and sound.... An excellent survey of the fascinating life of a great inventor and teacher. I heartily recommend it."—Isis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195099089
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Portraits in Science Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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