ERIC Number: ED452122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Biography Today: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Scientists & Inventors Series, Volume 5.
Abbey, Cherie D., Ed.
This book, a special volume focusing on computer-related scientists and inventors, provides 12 biographical profiles of interest to readers ages 9 and above. The Biography Today series was created to appeal to young readers in a format they can enjoy reading and readily understand. Each entry provides at least one picture of the individual profiled, and bold-faced rubrics lead the reader to information on birth, youth, early memories, education, first jobs, marriage and family, career highlights, memorable experiences, hobbies, and honors and awards. Each entry ends with a list of easily accessible sources designed to guide the student to further reading on the individual. These profiles of computer-related scientists and inventors range from pioneers to recent achievers, from the business world to video games. The following scientists and inventors are profiled: Steve Case; Douglas Engelbart; Shawn Fanning; Sarah Flannery; Bill Gates; Laura Groppe; Grace Murray Hopper; Steven Jobs; Rand Miller; Robyn Miller; Shigeru Miyamoto; and Steve Wozniak. Contains a cumulative index, a general index, a places of birth index, and a birthday index. (BT)
Descriptors: Biographies, Computers, Individual Characteristics, Intermediate Grades, Inventions, Life Events, Profiles, Readability, Scientists, Secondary Education
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