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Alexander Graham Bell : Making Connections (96 Edition)

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Alexander Graham Bell forever changed the world. The telephone and his many other landmark inventions rank among the most transforming and enduring of the modern era. But it was his work with the deaf, teaching as well as inventing tools to ease communication, that he considered his life's work. The son of a speech therapist father and hearing impaired mother, his stellar achievements in sound reproduction and aviation give proof that he fit his own definition of an inventor. He said, "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 is a compelling biography of a true scientific visionary.

Oxford Portraits in Science is an on-going series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.

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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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-138) and index.

About the Author

Naomi Pasachoff, a research associate at Williams College, is the author of Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195123210
Subtitle:
Making Connections
Editor:
Gingerich, Owen
Author:
Pasachoff, Naomi
Author:
null, Naomi
Author:
Gingerich, Owen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History, Other | History of Science
Subject:
Science & Technology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford Portraits in Science (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19980604
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w illus.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.22x6.50x.37 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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