Graphic library, inventions and discovery
Young readers who have an interest in computers and how they work will be fascinated to learn the history of the personal computer. It is hard to imagine that these complex machines had some of their beginnings in a garage in California and yet that is indeed how it happened. With its graphic novel format and its engaging text, this title is perfect for readers who like to learn about people and their achievements.
Tells the story of how Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr came up with the idea for a secret communication system, which would much later become the basis for wireless technology.
Simple text and photographs describe the life of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole in 1909.
Philo Farnsworth and the television tells of how a teenage farm boy from Idaho was the genius behind the invention of television. In dramatic, graphic novel format, this book tells how Philo Farnsworth came up with the idea for using electricity to send pictures, while plowing a field on the family farm. Readers will also learn about the race to invent television, as companies with big money tried to outwit this inspired and determined young man.
In graphic novel format, tells the story of how Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and the effects it had on the south.
In graphic format, tells the story of Jonas Salk's involvement in the development of a polio vaccine
Tells the story of Henry Ford, along with his invention, the popular Model T automobile.
A biography telling the life of Hellen Keller, a blind and deaf women who became an author and advocate for the blind.
Tells the story of George Eastman and the invention of the Kodak camera.
A biography telling the story of the explorer Christopher Columbus and his discoveries of the Americas. Written in graphic-novel format.
In graphic novel format, tells the story of Jake Burton Carpenter and the evolution of the snowboard and the sport of snowboarding.
Tells the story of French scientist Louis Pasteur and his invention of the pasteurization process.
Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press tells the story of the man who invented printing with movable type. in dramatic, graphic novel format, this book shows the hard work, patience, and craftsmanship of this great German inventor. Although he received little credit in his lifetime, history remembers Gutenberg as the "father of the printing press."
Tells the story of Thomas Edison's involvement in the development of the incandescent light bulb.
Tells the story of how Alexander Graham Bell came up with the telephone, and how his invention changed the way people communicate.
Tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated.
Tells the story Levi Strauss and the evolution of blue jeans