The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth

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The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
  • Character-Building Curriculum
  • Science Curriculum

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a fourteen-year-old farm boy has a brainstorm. He saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to ‘make pictures fly through the air’. And just eight years later, he made his idea a reality when he transmitted the world’s first television image.”

This picture book biography tells of young Philo Farnsworth who conceived the notion of television before the technology was there to create it. That didn’t stop him however. He brought television into the world, although few remembered him as the inventor since the corporate giant RCA elbowed him out of the competition. For those who are dedicated to their TV’s, this book about their inventor is sure to please.

Recommended by Alice Cyphers, Librarian, Pennsylvania, USA

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