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Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.

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As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical.  As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on.  As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the worlds first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!

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Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.

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Bonnie Bader has authored several Who Was...? biographies, included Who Was Christopher Columbus?

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Because of Thomas Edison we have Electric lighting. Who Knew? I learned that from reading this book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780448437651
Author:
O'Brien, John
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
Fabiny, Sarah
Author:
Groff, David
Author:
Buckley, Jim
Author:
Pascal, Janet
Author:
Bader, Bonnie
Author:
Demuth, Patricia Brennan
Author:
Foley, Tim
Author:
Anderson, Scott
Author:
Edwards, Roberta
Author:
Putra, Dede
Author:
Obrien, John
Author:
Buckley, James, Jr.
Author:
Hammond, Ted
Author:
Kramer, Sydelle
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Electric engineers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inventors -- United States.
Subject:
Electric engineers - United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Who Was-- ?
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical.  As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on.  As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the worlds first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!
"Synopsis" by ,
Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.
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