Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 124 pages
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
1
A Curious Kid
2
Becoming a Young Teacher
14
Giving Voice to the Deaf
25
The Bell Patent Association
37
Love and Work
47
Mr WatsonCome Here
56
Taking the Telephone on the Road
66
A Lifes Work
82
Spreading Science
93
Into the Air
100
An Inventor to the Very End
113
GLOSSARY
120
BIBLIOGRAPHY
121
IMAGE CREDITS
122
INDEX
123

Onward as an Inventor
74

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