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  • Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? | Roberta Edwards

    Who Was Leonardo da Vinci?

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Roberta Edwards
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Leonardo da Vinci was a gifted painter, talented musician, and dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only 13 paintings are known to be his; as for the illustrated encyclopedia he intended to create, all that he left were thousands of disorganized notebook pages. Here is an accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time - Italy during the Renaissance.

    Amazon Customer says: "Love Leonardo!"
  • Who Is Jane Goodall?: Who Was...? | Roberta Edwards

    Who Is Jane Goodall?: Who Was...?

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Roberta Edwards
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age 26, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography.

  • Who Was King Tut? | Roberta Edwards

    Who Was King Tut?

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Roberta Edwards
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut's treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This audiobook explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb's discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.

    Emily says: "Unusual entry in a wonderful series"
  • Who Was Neil Armstrong?: Who Was...? | Roberta Edwards

    Who Was Neil Armstrong?: Who Was...?

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By Roberta Edwards
    • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
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    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a giant leap for mankind. This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming an astronaut.

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