• Great Inventors and Their Inventions

  • By: David Angus
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Great Inventors and Their Inventions

By: David Angus
Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
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Archimedes, Gutenberg, Franklin, Nobel, Bell, Marconi, the Wright Brothers, and Edison: Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording, and other innovations have made the modern world what it is. But what were the men who had these ideas and made realities of them like? As David Angus explains, they were very different: quiet, boisterous, confident, or withdrawn. But all had a moment of vision that they combined with single-minded determination to battle through numerous obstacles and produce something that really worked. This is a fascinating account, especially for younger listeners.

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"This is a marvelous snapshot of nine of the world's greatest inventors....A fascinating and, with luck, inspiring audio." ( The Guardian, UK)

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Inspiring!

My family loved this book! It's sparked all kinds of discussion about discovery and innovation, taking risks, and breaking ground. Emma (7) and Max (5) and their parents were intrigued by the engaging, personal life stories of the inventors, the challenges, the breakthroughs, and the science.