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Robert Fulton : innovator with steam power

Author: Peggy J Parks
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Blackbirch Press, ©2004.
Series: Giants of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Surveys the life and accomplishments of American inventor and mechanic, Robert Fulton, who is best known for building the first successful steamboat.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Robert Fulton; Robert Fulton; Robert Fulton
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy J Parks
ISBN: 156711492X 9781567114928
OCLC Number: 52216091
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Voyage of the North River --
Early childhood --
A rebellious spirit --
Young inventor --
An artistic young man --
New adventures --
Life-threatening illness --
Voyage to Europe --
A new life in England --
From artist to inventor --
Focus on canals --
Dabbling with steam engines --
A mechanical excavator --
Fulton as author --
Decision to leave England --
Paris --
"A curious machine for mending politics" --
The first submarine --
The Nautilus --
A miniature submarine --
From hope to despair --
The first panorama in Paris --
A machine for making rope --
Renewed focus on submarines --
Test on the Seine --
Taking on the British --
The end of the line --
An important meeting --
Early steamboat experiments --
The partnership --
From disaster to triumph --
Remarkable turn of events --
Back in England --
Full steam ahead --
Romantic notions --
Commercial steamboat operation --
Expanding the fleet --
Continued fascination with weaponry --
Bittersweet year --
A steam-powered warship --
Winter tragedy --
Fulton's legacy.
Series Title: Giants of science.
Responsibility: Peggy J. Parks.
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Surveys the life and accomplishments of American inventor and mechanic, Robert Fulton, who is best known for building the first successful steamboat.

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