The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science (Hardcover)
And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science
Chronicle Books (CA), 9780811837705, 85pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2004
b) Pterodactyl fossils
Answer: All of the above
These important contributions to science and many others were the result of the efforts of curious and smart kids who often started with only a simple idea or sketch. This fascinating book tells the stories of nine such kids, all of who made lasting impacts in science. Included are some well-known innovators, such as Louis Braille and physicist Robert Goddard, as well as lesser-known people like Philo Farnsworth, the teen inventor of television, and Mary Anning, the great paleontologist credited with finding dozens of spectacular fossils from the Jurassic period as a young girl. Each chapter is a testament to what young people can achieve through curiosity, imagination and persistence.
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Praise For The Kid Who Named Pluto: And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science…
"McCutcheon profiles nine lads and lasses from the last two centuries who at least began making names for themselves in science or invention while children or teenagers..." -Kirkus Reviews
"...offers true stories that focus on nine prodigies who changed the face of science, such as Philo Taylor Farnsworth in 'The Teenager Who Invented Television' (he made the first design for a television when he was only 14, according to his bio) and Mary Anning whose discovery (in the early 1800s) of an ichthyosaur skeleton as a 12-year-old led her to a life as a paleontologist in 'The Curious Girl Who Discovered Sea-Monster Skeletons.'" -Publisher's Weekly