Eureka! Poems about Inventors

Eureka! Poems about Inventors

by Joyce Sidman

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Chances are, some of the inventors in this book copied Archimedes and shouted "Eureka!" when they knew they had what they'd been looking for. Others may have just sat, quietly proud, before moving on to the next puzzle that interested them. In this book poet Joyce Sidman goes back in history to present a range of inventors -- some whose inventions saved lives, others whose inventions made life easier or more fun. As Sidman's poetry makes so eloquently clear, however, all of them chased a dream to a place no one had been before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761316657
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Series: Techies Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

The Tapestry of the Past
"Prehistory" ... The discovery of clay11
"An Evening Among Peach Blossoms" ... Invention of paper by Ts'ai Lun12
"Winged Words" ... Joham Gutenberg's printing press14
"Wizard" ... Leonardo da Vinci16
The Age of Invention
"Those Fabulous Frenchmen" ... French balloonists in the 1700s20
"Food of the Gods" ... The first chocolate bar22
"Ode to Spode" ... Invention of the dishwasher24
"There Is a Craving" ... Dr. Sara J. Baker, champion of children's health26
"The Real McCoy" ... Invention of the self-lubricated engine28
A Light Interlude
"Do Ya Know 'Em?" ... Inventors whose names have become synonymous with their inventions32
Dawn of the Modern Age
"The Light--Ah! The Light" ... Marie Curie37
"A Length of Pink Ribbon" ... Invention of the bra38
"Cockleburs" ... Invention of Velcro40
"Walt Tells It Like It Is" ... Invention of the Frisbee43
"This Is My Life" ... Nobel Prize-winning scientist Barbara McClintock44
"Enquire Within" ... Invention of the World Wide Web47

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