Reluctant Genius

Reluctant Genius

Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention

eBook - 2011
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Charlotte Gray?s biography takes the popular image of Alexander Graham Bell and delves into the man behind the genius; it?s a rare look into the figure that helped revolutionize the modern world. From an early age Bell possessed exceptional hearing and developed an interest in sound. Upon moving to the United States, he joined the race for inventing the ?speaking telegraph.? With his innate talent and understanding of how sound waves might relate to electrical waves, he pulled ahead among his rival inventors. His background, training, and personality lent themselves well to being an effective teacher for the hearing impaired. He ended his career while in the race to develop the airplane. Bell?s life was in constant tension between the pulls of scientific breakthroughs and the urge to improve the lives? of the deaf.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781611450606
1611450608
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill., maps

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lbarkema Jun 19, 2014

This was a well-written and interesting biography of Alexander Graham Bell-a fascinating man who did so much more than give us the ability to speak to someone who is not directly next to us. I enjoyed the way in which this was written-as a story. As most biographies go though, I would only recommend it if you have an interest in Bell, which I did.

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