Gustave Trouvé: French Electrical Genius (1839-1902)



In the latter half of the 19th century Gustave Pierre Trouve, a modest but brilliant Parisian electrical engineer, conceived and patented some 75 inventions, including the endoscope, the electric car and the frontal headlamp. He also designed an electric boat–complete with outboard motor, headlight and horn–an electric rifle, an electric piano and a luminous fountain, and developed wearable technology and ultraviolet light (PUVA) therapy. Unlike his famous contemporary Nikola Tesla, who…

Danse Macabre



Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-11 Pages: 512 Language: English Publisher: Hodder Stoughton It was not long after Halloween when Stephen King received a telephone call from his editor. Why dont you do a book about the entire horror phenomenon as you see it Books. movies. radio. TV. the whole thing.The result is this unique combination of fantasy and autobiography. of classic horror writing honed to an unforgettable edge by the bestselling master of the genre.DANSE MACABRE ranges across the…

The Tale of Widow’s Anguish



Now, could I be so daring as to put a career before my children? The key to a happy life is to hold realistic expectations. But what if the pursuit of happiness led you to reject the values and customs of your community? Would you seek a new life in a foreign country, in the face of cultural resistance, in order to achieve your goals? The Tale of a Widow’s Anguish follows twenty years in the life of a woman who does just that, leaving Guyana to pursue a career in nursing on Britain. Her…

Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently (Real-Life Story)



This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” (“SLJ”) and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the…

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