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Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships

Great Inventions in Communications

Written by Alannah HegedusAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alannah Hegedus and Kaitlin RaineyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kaitlin Rainey
Illustrated by Bill SlavinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bill Slavin

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Synopsis

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Our fast-paced world of fax machines, digital cameras, and cell phones is possible because of the work of inventors who paved the way for modern communications.

Meet:

Reginald Fessenden, who thought of a continuous wireless signal when he noted the ripples resulting from a rock he tossed in a lake;

Alexander Graham Bell, who made his famous call – "Mr. Watson, come here! I want you!" – because he had spilled acid onto his trousers;

William Stephenson, inventor of the wirephoto, who was a spy during the Second World War.

From newsprint to fiber optics, discover ten great inventions in this fascinating book, and a great resource for science projects and science fairs:

• Make your own paper

• Create your own halftone image

• Make your own pinhole camera

• Make a telegraph

• Use Morse code

• Make a light fountain
Alannah Hegedus|Kaitlin Rainey|Bill Slavin

About Alannah Hegedus

Alannah Hegedus - Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships
Alannah Hegedus was born in Vancouver and moved to Ontario with her husband and their son. She is a librarian and is, herself, very handy and inventive.

Kaitlin Rainey is a doctoral student in English and an actress.

Bill Slavin has illustrated numerous books of non-fiction, specializing in creating images that inform as well as entertain.

About Kaitlin Rainey

Kaitlin Rainey - Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships
Kaitlin Rainey is a doctoral student in English and an actress.

About Bill Slavin

Bill Slavin - Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships

Photo © E. Melo

Bill Slavin has illustrated more than fifty books for children, including The Big Book of Canada, Bleeps and Blips to Rocket Ships and Shooting Hoops and Skating Loops. His work has received numerous awards, including the 2004 Blue Spruce Award and the 2004 CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's medal, both for his work on Stanley's Party. He shares his studio in Millbrook, Ontario with his wife, Esperança Melo.
Praise

Praise

“The book is easy to read and understand, contains a great deal of material for research, and is a good resource for doing science projects on communications.”
School Library Journal

“Teachers will find it a treasure trove of cool factoids and wacko experiments.”
Hamilton Spectator

Bleeps will be useful in the classroom, where its human interest stories and revelations of Canadian inventiveness may open doors to understanding for the science-resistant.”
Michele Landsberg

“The authors do an outstanding job of increasing our awareness of Canadian Inventors…Well done Tundra, for producing books which challenge young Canadians to read and even dream.”
Guelph Mercury

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