Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 124 pages
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Inspired by his nearly-deaf mother and a father who developed a “visible alphabet” of all the possible sounds a human being can make, Alexander Graham Bell spent the greater part of his life trying to improve the way people communicated with one another. It was this desire that led him to create his most famous invention, the telephone, and turned him into one of the most well-known names of all time. Young readers will find themselves fascinated by this in-depth look at Bell’s life and times; his journey from compassionate teacher to master inventor; his success—by just a day—in becoming the first to patent his new creation; and his other, less celebrated, but important achievements.
  

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Contents

A Teacher and Inventor
1857
A Curious Kid
1858
Becoming a Young Teacher 14
1829
Giving Voice to the Deaf 25
1840
The Bell Patent Association 37
1852
Love and Work 47
1862
Mr WatsonCome Here 56
1875
Taking the Telephone on the Road 66
1875
A Lifes Work 82
Spreading Science 93
Into the Air 100
An Inventor to the Very End 113
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY 121
IMAGE CREDITS 122
INDEX 123

Onward as an Inventor 74
1878

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About the author (2007)

Mary Kay Carson began her writing career working on the classroom magazine SuperScience at Scholastic, Inc. in New York City in 1991. She has been a fulltime freelance writer for the past dozen years and is now the author of dozens of books for kids and teachers about space, weather, nature, and other science and social studies topics. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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