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Always Inventing
Contributor(s): Matthews, Tom L. (Author)

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ISBN: 0792273915     ISBN-13: 9780792273912
Publisher: National Geographic Society
OUR PRICE: $15.26  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 1999
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Annotation: "I have accidentally made a discovery of the very greatest importance...".

Alexander Graham Bell's words, written in 1875, heralded the very first time that human speech was transmitted via a device that came to be known as the telephone. Bell's "accidental" discovery revolutionized communication and forever marked him as one of America's most famous inventors.

Who was the man behind the telephone?

Alec Bell was a thinker and a questioner, but even more important, a man driven to accomplish something. The telephone was just one of his many inventions. They range from a simple agricultural tool he made at age 11 to a patent for his work on the hydrofoil 64 years later. Bell's enthusiasm extended beyond inventing to "the world and all that is in it" and led him to become an original member of the National Geographic Society.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Dewey: B
LCCN: 98027209
Age Level: 10-UP
Grade Level: 5-UP
Lexile Measure: 1030(Not Available)
Series: National Geographic Photobiographies (Hardcover)
Physical Information: 0.48" H x 9.44" W x 11.14" (1.11 lbs) 64 pages
- Chronological Period - 1900-1949
- Chronological Period - 19th Century
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/01/1999 pg. 69
School Library Journal 03/01/1999 pg. 225
Booklist 06/15/1999 pg. 1822
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1999 pg. 381 - Superior,Well Above Average
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1999 pg. 381 - Superior,Well Above Average
Library Journal 12/01/1999
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 29523
Reading Level: 7.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
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Publisher Description:
Period photographs as well as pages from Bell's original notebooks help paint a vivid portrait of the man who -- from his first invention at age 11 (a tool to clean husks from wheat kernels) to his patent on hydrofoil improvements 64 years later -- was always inventing.
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