Eureka!: Poems about Inventors
Chances are, some of the inventors in this book copied Archimedes and shouted "Eureka!" when they knew they had what they'd been looking for. Others may have just sat, quietly proud, before moving on to the next puzzle that interested them. In this book poet Joyce Sidman goes back in history to present a range of inventors -- some whose inventions saved lives, others whose inventions made life easier or more fun. As Sidman's poetry makes so eloquently clear, however, all of them chased a dream to a place no one had been before. Book jacket.
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Prehistory The discovery of clay
The Age of Invention
A Light Interlude
Alessandro Alpen rocks Amelia Aztec balloon became berries bitter drink blood Bloomer bowl Braille brain burrs cacao beans cake pan chocolate cleverness Cortez craving creamy Curie dangerous radioactive dark developed diesel dirigible discov dishwasher dots and dashes dried Eiffel electrical unit Enquire fashioned firebox flour French Frisbee Graham greased Gutenberg hand heart hot and ready invented Jacquard Josephine keep known LENGTH OF PINK Leonardo Leotard Louis Macintosh Mainz Manya McCoy MeStral method microscope Montezuma never Nobel Prize orange mud patent PEACH BLOSSOMS perfect pincers PINK RIBBON Pluto Platters POEMS ABOUT INVENTORS radium ready to roll scientist Scottish engineer seize shoveling coal silk skin smooth socks Sorbonne SPODE sweet tchocolatl Thomas Crapper tiny hooks train trinkets true paper Ts'ai Lun uranium Velcro Walter Morrison wealthy weave Wham-O Wilhelm Geiger words World Wide World Wide Web Zeppelin