The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science

The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science

by Marc McCutcheon, Jon Cannell
     
 

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The Kid Who Named Pluto, an updated collection of stories about exceptional young inventors and scientific pioneers, is sure to inspire.

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The Kid Who Named Pluto, an updated collection of stories about exceptional young inventors and scientific pioneers, is sure to inspire.

Editorial Reviews

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"McCutcheon profiles nine lads and lasses from the last two centuries who at least began making names for themselves in science or invention while children or teenagers..." -Kirkus Reviews "

...offers true stories that focus on nine prodigies who changed the face of science, such as Philo Taylor Farnsworth in 'The Teenager Who Invented Television' (he made the first design for a television when he was only 14, according to his bio) and Mary Anning whose discovery (in the early 1800s) of an ichthyosaur skeleton as a 12-year-old led her to a life as a paleontologist in 'The Curious Girl Who Discovered Sea-Monster Skeletons.'" -Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811837705
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/12/2004
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marc McCutcheon is a bookstore owner and the author of Roget's Super Thesaurus , Descriptionary , The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts About Humans and 12 other books. He lives in Maine.

Jon Cannell is an accomplished designer and founder of Jon Cannell Design. His clients include several Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Washington state.

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