THOMAS EDISON

THOMAS EDISON

by Ann Gaines
     
 

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Gr 2-3-Serviceable introductions to estimable inventors. Gaines provides a paragraph or two on the subjects' early lives, then focuses on their achievement(s). None of the titles goes into any great detail. Double-page spreads include a full-page photo (generally black and white) opposite a paragraph or two of large-print text. While there are a number of titles on the scientific work of both Bell and Edison, Lamarr, known to the world as a movie star of the 1930s and '40s, is less well-known as an inventor. She and George Antheil, who wrote player piano music, received a patent for their "Secret Communication System," better known as channel hopping. It is used to keep signals a secret and although originally intended for torpedoes, it is now employed by satellites and the Internet. These works are appropriate for both invention and basic biography assignments where needed.-Kristen Oravec, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Strongsville, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781589522343
Publisher:
Rourke Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Series:
Inventores Famosos Ser.
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 7.16(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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