Alexander Graham Bell : father of modern communication / Michael Pollard
Book | Blackbirch Press | 2000 | First US edition.

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Edition
First US edition.
Description
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Series
Giants of science
Giants of science.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 62) and index.
Summary
Examines the life and accomplishments of the speech teacher whose study of sound and the human voice led to his invention of the telephone.
Contents
Unsettled and anxious -- Securing a dream -- Rivals -- Powerful rival -- Decision time -- Electric revolution -- Dots and dashes -- Pricey message -- Boon to business -- Migrants from Scotland -- Children in a silent world -- Family tragedy -- Out of Father's shadow -- To Canada -- New life -- Lure of Boston -- Patient teacher -- Wealthy ally -- Sign versus speech -- Spare-time scientist -- Harmonic telgraph -- Hubbard's plan -- "Neck and neck race" -- Breakthrough -- Backing two horses -- Engaged -- How to change frequencies -- Imitating the eardrum -- Still a challenge -- "Watson, come here" -- Improvements and variations -- Health problems -- Fear of the telephone -- Surprise for the emperor -- "I hear, I hear" -- Challenge of distance -- News by telephone -- Improvements -- Greatest enemy -- New Haven makes telephone history -- "Sick of the telephone" -- New challenges -- Still misunderstood -- Edison's improvement -- New dial -- Music by phone -- Life in Washington -- Need to invent -- Light telephone -- Looking back -- Last tribute -- Important dates.
Study Program
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.1 2.0 40821.
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ISBN
1567113346 hardbound alkaline paper
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