Inventors Who Changed the World

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

From Johnannes Gutenberg’s moveable-type printing press, to J. Robert Oppenheimer’s direction of the Manhattan Project, certain inventors have changed the way we live and the world around us. The INVENTORS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD series showcases many of humanity’s greatest thinkers. Learn about each inventor from childhood to adulthood and capture the exciting moments of their greatest discoveries.

  • Satisfies the Nault typical course of study for the fifth grade science: Scientific Method and Scientific Inquiry. For fifth grade social studies: Industrial and cultural growth
  • Empowering young people with text knowledge backed by the Internet
  • Will save some of the time it takes students, parents, and educators to find Internet sites
  • 30 Report Links per title provide quality Internet sites for further research
  • Supports the Science or Social Studies curricula
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains experiments or activities, a glossary, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2007
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Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

The Genius Behind the Phone

Stephen Feinstein
A biography of the curious Scotish-American who is best remembered for inventing the telephone in 1876 but whose devotion to discovery led to improvements in everything from boats and airplanes to machines that helped sick people breathe...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-055-2
Binding: Library Ed.
List Price: $34.60
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J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer

The Brain Behind the Bomb

Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher
In this title in the Inventors Who Changed the World series, Glenn Scherer and Marty Fletcher offer a biography of the brilliant and enigmatic scientist who directed the development of the atomic bomb...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-050-7
Binding: Library Ed.
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Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

The Printer Who Gave Words to the World

Stephen Feinstein
Printed almost 500 years ago, Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible remains a marvel of technology and art. But almost as breathtaking as the book itself, there’s the story of how it all came to be; JOHANNES GUTENBERG introduces readers to Gutenberg and the trials and tribulations he endured as he struggled to devise his system of moveable-type printing...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-077-4
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Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur

The Father of Microbiology

Stephen Feinstein
A biography of the nineteenth-century French scientist whose insatiable thirst for discovery not only saved the French silk and wine industries from ruin—and in the latter case, gave us pasteurization—but who also developed the first successful vaccine against rabies, a scourge of nineteenth-century life...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-078-1
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Marconi and Tesla

Marconi and Tesla

Pioneers of Radio Communication

Tim O'Shei
Marconi and Tesla worked separately to devise wireless radio technology that would reach around the world. Author Tim O’Shei vividly tells the stories of these two very different men, from their early childhood days to groundbreaking discoveries and innovations...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-076-7
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Philo T. Farnsworth

Philo T. Farnsworth

Visionary Inventor of Television

Tim O'Shei
When Philo T. Farnsworth was fourteen years old, he made sketches for an idea that would add pictures to radio. Fourteen years later, in 1934, the U.S. Patent office recognized Farnsworth as the inventor of television...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-075-0
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