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Reluctant genius : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention, Charlotte Gray

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Reluctant genius : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention
Title
Reluctant genius
Title remainder
Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Gray
Title variation
Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
Ottawa Book Award for English Non-Fiction, 2007.
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
202046
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Gray, Charlotte
Dewey number
  • 621.385092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TK6143.B4
LC item number
G73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Inventors
  • Inventors
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention
Label
Reluctant genius : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention, Charlotte Gray
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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. 1.
  • 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
  • Circuits and connections, 1847-1876
  • ch. 13.
  • Atlantic adventures, 1885-1887
  • ch. 14.
  • A shifting balance, 1887-1889
  • ch. 15.
  • Helen Keller and the politics of deafness, 1886-1896
  • ch. 1.
  • The great white plague, 1847-1870
  • ch. 2.
  • The backwoods of Canada, 1870
  • ch. 3.
  • Boston bound, 1871-1874
  • 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
  • pt. 3.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Maps
  • Bell's Boston
  • The Atlantic Coast of North America
  • Beinn Bhreagh
  • 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
Control code
ocm62118266
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9781559708098
Lccn
2005029609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781559708098
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)62118266
Label
Reluctant genius : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention, Charlotte Gray
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-445) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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. 1.
  • 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
  • Circuits and connections, 1847-1876
  • ch. 13.
  • Atlantic adventures, 1885-1887
  • ch. 14.
  • A shifting balance, 1887-1889
  • ch. 15.
  • Helen Keller and the politics of deafness, 1886-1896
  • ch. 1.
  • The great white plague, 1847-1870
  • ch. 2.
  • The backwoods of Canada, 1870
  • ch. 3.
  • Boston bound, 1871-1874
  • 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
  • pt. 3.
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Maps
  • Bell's Boston
  • The Atlantic Coast of North America
  • Beinn Bhreagh
  • 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
Control code
ocm62118266
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
466 pages
Isbn
9781559708098
Lccn
2005029609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781559708098
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)62118266

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