Always Inventing : A Photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell
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.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 195.58 x 233.68 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
- 02 Jan 2007
- National Geographic Society
- Hanover, PA, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
"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.
About Tom L. Matthews
Tom L. Matthews is the author of the National Geographic book Light Shining Through the Mist: A Photobiography of Dian Fossey. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College, New York.