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Inventions and Discovery series

Author/Illustrator: Heather Adamson, Jameson Anderson, Jennifer Fandel, Andrea Gianopoulos, Jessica Gunderson, Katherine Krohn, Donald B. Lemke, Connie Colwell Miller, Ellen S. Niz, Xavier W. Niz, Michael O’Hearn, Kay Melchisedech Olson, Nathan Olson, Trina Robbins, David Seidman, and Scott R. Welvaert

Publisher: Capstone

Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5

Subject: Science

Genre: Biography/Autobiography

Special Attractions: Nonfiction, Teaching Comics

Synopsis: World-changing events unfold before your eyes in these amazing tales of inventions and discovery. Inventors, scientists, and businesspeople shape our world through their will and determination. See their captivating stories come to life with vivid illustrations and easy-to-read text. An additional information section provides key facts and further understanding.

Titles in this series:

  • Alexander Graham Bell And The Telephone
  • Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
  • Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin
  • Frank Zamboni and the Ice-Resurfacing Machine
  • George Eastman and the Kodak Camera
  • Hedy Lamarr and a Secret Communication System
  • Henry Ford and the Model T
  • Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion
  • Jake Burton Carpenter and the Snowboard
  • Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press
  • Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
  • Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans
  • Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization
  • Madam C. J. Walker and New Cosmetics
  • Marie Curie and Radioactivity
  • Philo Farnsworth and the Television
  • Samuel Morse and the Telegraph
  • Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the Personal Computer
  • The Wright Brothers and the Airplane
  • The Z-Boys and Skateboarding
  • Thomas Edison and the Lightbulb

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