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Reluctant genius : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention

Auteur : Charlotte Gray
Éditeur : New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, ©2006.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : Anglais : 1st U.S. edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune.
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Genre/forme : Biography
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Gray, Charlotte, 1948-
Reluctant genius.
New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, ©2006
(OCoLC)607871181
Personne nommée : Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Charlotte Gray
ISBN : 1559708093 9781559708098
Numéro OCLC : 62118266
Description : 466 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenu : pt. 1. Circuits and connections, 1847-1876 --
ch. 1. The great white plague, 1847-1870 --
ch. 2. The backwoods of Canada, 1870 --
ch. 3. Boston bound, 1871-1874 --
ch. 4. A Brahmin childhood, 1857-1873 --
ch. 5. Good vibrations, 1873-1875 --
ch. 6. The fateful "twang," 1875 --
ch. 7. Nantucket passion, 1875 --
ch. 8. Patent no. 174,465, 1875-1876 --
pt. 2. The struggle for balance 1876-1889 --
ch. 9. Ring for the future, 1876-1877 --
ch. 10. London life, 1877-1878 --
ch. 11. Litigation battles, 1878-1880 --
ch. 12. Sad losses, failed hopes, 1880-1885 --
ch. 13. Atlantic adventures, 1885-1887 --
ch. 14. A shifting balance, 1887-1889 --
ch. 15. Helen Keller and the politics of deafness, 1886-1896. pt. 3. Monster kites and flying machines, 1889-1923 --
ch. 16. Escape to Cape Breton, 1889-1895 --
ch. 17. Monster kites, 1895-1900 --
ch. 18. Family remains, 1900-1906 --
ch. 19. Bell's boys, 1906-1909 --
ch. 20. The auld chief, 1909-1915 --
ch. 21. The last hurrah, 1915-1923 --
Epilogue : The legacies of Alexander Graham Bell --
Appendix : Patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office to Alexander Graham Bell and his associates --
Sources --
Photo sources --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
Maps --
Bell's Boston --
The Atlantic Coast of North America --
Beinn Bhreagh.
Autres titres : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention
Responsabilité : Charlotte Gray.
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Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune.

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