10 Inspiring Books about Inventors and Inventions
Inventors and their inventions are the reason why we are living our lives so smoothly. Technology is growing every day and the world is becoming more and more materialistic. In this article, we are going to read about 10 Inspiring Books about Inventors and Inventions. These 10 books talk about some of the world’s greatest inventors and the hardships they explored to create their inventions.
10 Inspiring Books about Inventors and Inventions:
- Timeless Thomas – Gene Barretta
- Benjamin Franklin – Wil Mara
- Tesla – Richard Munson
- The Boy Who Invented TV – Kathleen Krull
- Madam C.J. Walker – Lori Hobkirk
- Five Notable Inventors – Wade Hudson
- Longitude – Dava Sobel
- Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
- So You Want to Be An Inventor? – Judith St. George
- Girls Think of Everything – Catherine Thimmesh
Timeless Thomas – Gene Barretta
Do you know the only thing that is common between cameras, record players, and batteries is their inventor? Yes, it’s Thomas Edison aka the Wizard of Menlo Park. He is mostly popular for inventing the incandescent light bulb but he has developed a lot more than the light bulb. Like every man, even he faced several failures and struggled to create things, and not it would be a struggle for us to live a single day without using his invention.
Benjamin Franklin – Wil Mara
This book on Franklin is for beginner readers and would be appropriate for 1st and 2nd graders. It is a very brief but well-written biography that covers it all from his birth to death.
Tesla – Richard Munson
Nikola Tesla whose inventions altered our world and he continued to remain an inspiration for generations. He invented the remote control, the radio, and robots. His electric induction is the reason why today’s factories are running smoothly, yet Tesla has been hugely unnoticed by history. Munson in his book explored the underappreciated and farsighted mastermind.
The Boy Who Invented TV – Kathleen Krull
This attractive picture book is a biography of Philo Farnsworth covers his interest in electricity in machines which led up to the greatest inventions of the 20th century. He is popular for his invention of the year 1927 which is a wholly functional all electronic image device as well as the totally functioning complete electronic television system.
Madam C.J. Walker – Lori Hobkirk
The passion and desire of Madam C J Walker to create things for black women helped her become the first black female millionaire. She had contributed hugely for the black community. While working for the community she was paying back simultaneously by hiring women as hair culturists and sales agents.
Five Notable Inventors – Wade Hudson
This book contains short biographies of five black inventors named C J Walker, Jan Ernst Matzeliger, Elijah Mccoy, Grantville T Woods, and Garrett A Morgan. It provides us with details and hardships that these great personalities had to endure.
Longitude – Dava Sobel
Longitude is perhaps the hardest thing to map out, or discover. This book explores the astonishing history of longitudinal problems – the number of scientists who worked for it, the inventions, navigations, and clocks.
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
This book about the Apple co-founder is based on over forty interviews that were conducted for more than two years and as well as interviews that involved his family, friends, colleagues, competitors, adversaries, and more. Isaacson has written a remarkable book that explores Jobs’ belief in blending creativity with technology in the 21st century.
So You Want to Be An Inventor? – Judith St. George
This book features some of the best and most renowned inventors of the world – Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Benjamin Franklin, and lesser-known inventors such as Hedy Lamarr, Georges de Mestral, Wilhelm Roentgen, and more.
Girls Think of Everything – Catherine Thimmesh
Thimmesh features women inventors Mary Anderson, Ann Moore, Valerie L Thomas, Margaret E Knight, Ruth Wakefield, Bette Nesmith Graham, Grace Murray Hopper, Stephanie Kwolek, and Patsy O Sherman.