Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century

Amazing American Inventors of the 20th Century

by Laura S. Jeffrey


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The ten Americans profiled in this book may not be familiar to some people, but their inventions The ten Americans profiled in this book devices such as televisions, microchips, lasers, and even the Super Saker® water gun. Within the last one hundred years in the United States, creative individuals such as those introduced in this book have pushed technology beyond the dreams of just a few years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766041622
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Inspiring Collective Biographies Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Preface 4

1 Inventor of the Impossible William Lear 9

2 The Father of Television Philo Farnsworth 19

3 Making Life Easier Beatrice Kenner 29

4 A Life Saver Gertrude Belle Elion 37

5 Receiving His Due Gordon Gould 47

6 A Team Leader Charles Ginsburg 55

7 A Struggle for Success Robert Shurney 65

8 The Might of a Tiny Chip Jack Kilby 75

9 Strong as Kevlar Stephanie Kwolek 83

10 Ready, Aim, Soak! Lonnie Johnson 93

Chapter Notes 102

Further Reading 108

Internet Addresses 110

Index 111

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