Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life by Elizabeth MacLeodAlexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life by Elizabeth MacLeod

Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life

byElizabeth MacLeod

Paperback | May 17, 1999

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?One would think that I had never done anything worthwhile but the telephone,? complained Alexander Graham Bell. No wonder he was annoyed; Bell invented the phone when he was just 29 and went on to lead a long and inventive life.

This biography in the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series chronicles the life and many remarkable achievements of Alexander Graham Bell, including his work with the hearing impaired and experiments with flight, iceberg locators and, of course, the telephone.
Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.
Title:Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.62 × 0.25 inPublished:May 17, 1999Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550744585

ISBN - 13:9781550744583

Appropriate for ages: 8


From Our Editors

Although best remembered for inventing the telephone, he is one of the most prolific inventors of all time. Alexander Graham Bell invented desalination devices for shipwrecked sailors, a probe to find bullets lodged in shooting victims, airplanes that set flight records, radiation treatment for cancer and an iceberg locator. This photo-biography is a wonderful account of a man who devoted his life to improving the human condition.

Editorial Reviews

Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life is packed with pertinent information, it is easy to read, and it includes an excellent chronology of Bell's life and times as well as great photographs, working notes, and sketches.-Books in Canada