ISBN-10:
0195123212
ISBN-13:
9780195123210
Pub. Date:
01/28/1996
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections / Edition 1

Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections / Edition 1

by Naomi Pasachoff, Owen Gingerich

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195123210
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Oxford Portraits in Science Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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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