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Always inventing : a photobiography of Alexander Graham Bell —Matthews, Tom, 1949-
Book
1999
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A biography, with photographs and quotes from Bell himself, which follows this well known inventor from his childhood in Scotland through his life-long efforts to come up with ideas that would improve people's lives.

Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future —Vance, Ashlee, author.
Book On CD
2017
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Written with exclusive access to Elon Musk, his family, and his friends, this traces Elon₂s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world changin...

The real McCoy : the life of an African-American inventor —Towle, Wendy, 1963-
Book
1993
2 available of 2 items

A biography of the Canadian-born black American who studied engineering in Scotland and patented over fifty inventions despite the obstacles he faced because of his race.

Inventors : incredible stories of the world's most ingenious inventions —Winston, Robert M. L., author.
Book
2020
4 available of 6 items

"Step into Leonardo da Vinci's workshop, relax onboard on Hideo Shima's speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more t...

Flying cars : the true story —Glass, Andrew, 1949- author.
Book
2015
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"Flying cars are real! This book for young readers combines history, biography, technology, and humor in a breezy survey of hybrid vehicles and the dream of flight that kept inventors at work despite many failures and th...

Dear Dr. Bell-- your friend, Helen Keller —St. George, Judith, 1931-
Book
1992
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Follows the parallel lives of Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell, who continued to encounter and support each other from that eventful meeting when he recommended she be given a teacher and thus led her to Annie Sull...

How to become an accidental genius. —MacLeod, Elizabeth
Book
2019
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"This nonfiction book for middle readers is full of inspiring tales of inventors and innovators who have accidentally changed the world. The book also features profiles of inventive kids and teenagers."-- Provided by pub...

Patricia's vision : the doctor who saved sight —Lord, Michelle, author.
Book
2020
1 available of 1 items

"Born in 1940s Harlem, Patricia Bath dreamed of being a doctor--even though that wasn't a career option for most women. This biography follows Dr. Bath in her quest to become an ophthalmologist and restore sight to the b...

The Renaissance inventors : with history projects for kids —Klepeis, Alicia, 1971- author.
Book
2018
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"In The Renaissance Inventors with History Projects for Kids, readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors ...

Brilliant ideas from wonderful women —Lopez, Aitziber, 1981- author.
Book
2019
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Describes fifteen products invented by women over the last two centuries, including the submarine telescope, disposable diapers, and the e-book, and discusses the women behind them.

All aboard! : Elijah McCoy's steam engine —Kulling, Monica, author.
Book
2013
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There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there was to know about engines - how to design them and how to bui...

Women invent! : two centuries of discoveries that have shaped our world —Casey, Susan (Susan Mary)
Book
1997
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Uses short biographies of women inventors around the world to demonstrate how inventions come about.

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