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And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science
By Marc McCutcheon,Illustrated by Jon Cannell
6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in; 88 pp; two-color illustrations throughout, ages 9-14
February 2004 ISBN 9780811837705 ISBN10 081183770X
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Which of the following were discovered or invented by kids?a) Televisionb) Pterodactyl fossilsc) BrailleAnswer: All of the above!
These important contributions to science and many others were the result of the efforts of curious and smart kids who often started with only a simple idea or sketch. This fascinating book tells the stories of nine such kids, all of who made lasting impacts in science. Included are some well-known innovators, such as Louis Braille and physicist Robert Goddard, as well as lesser-known people like Philo Farnsworth, the teen inventor of television, and Mary Anning, the great paleontologist credited with finding dozens of spectacular fossils from the Jurassic period as a young girl. Each chapter is a testament to what young people can achieve through curiosity, imagination and persistence.
Marc McCutcheon is a bookstore owner and the author of Roget's Super Thesaurus, Descriptionary, The Compass in Your Nose and Other Astonishing Facts About Humans and 12 other books. He lives in Maine.Jon Cannell is an accomplished designer and founder of Jon Cannell Design. His clients include several Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Washington state.
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