Alexander Graham Bell; Making Connections / Edition 1

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Overview

Alexander Graham Bell surely fits his own definition of 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 compelling biography of a true scientific visionary charts the course of Bell's remarkable life, showing how his early studies of speech and sound and his experience as an instructor of the deaf—the occupation that he considered to be his true life's work—led to his invention of the telephone in 1876. With the money that he earned from the telephone, Bell indulged his passion for all things scientific. He was one of the early pioneers of aviation, played a key role in the growth of the National Geographic Society, and provided generous support to other struggling scientists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195123210
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Oxford Portraits in Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 1,184,232
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Naomi Pasachoff, a research associate at Williams College, is the author of Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity.

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