Alexander Graham Bell: The Spirit of Innovation

Alexander Graham Bell: The Spirit of Innovation

by Jennifer Groundwater

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In 1876, at only 29 years old, Alexander Graham Bell completed the invention that would turn him into a household name: the telephone. What began as a tool for his deaf students, the device would ultimately change the way people communicate forever.

Driven by a keen scientific mind and a desire to find new ways to assist people, Bell produced groundbreaking inventions in an astonishing range of fields, including aviation and medicine. Jennifer Groundwater tells the story of his most important discoveries, and his passionate, lifelong quest to improve the way things work.

This new illustrated edition offers 50+ visuals including blueprints, artifacts, and behind-the-scenes photos of Bell developing inventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459505278
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Series: Amazing Canadians
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

JENNIFER GROUNDWATER is a freelance writer and editor. Born in Montreal, she has migrated steadily westward. She now makes her home on Vancouver Island.

Table of Contents

Prologue 5

Chapter 1 "A Great and Glorious Success" 7

Chapter 2 "Why Don't You Do Something Useful?" 17

Chapter 3 "The Establishment of a Good Profession" 30

Chapter 4 "I Thought Alone of You, Mabel" 38

Chapter 5 "It Is a Neck and Neck Race" 47

Chapter 6 "Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!" 68

Chapter 7 "Our Fortunes Are Made" 73

Chapter 8 "Everything Coming Out In Our Favour" 82

Chapter 9 "I Have Really Accomplished a Great Work" 92

Chapter 10 "It Will All Be UP With Us Someday!" 102

Chapter 11 "To Get a Man Into the Air" 109

Epilogue 123

Further Reading 125

About the Author 126

Photo Credits 126

Acknowledgements 127

Index 128

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