Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell : Making Connections

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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.show more

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 162.56 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195123212
  • 9780195123210

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