This website uses cookies

Welcome! This website uses cookies to give you the best, most relevant experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I Agree   Read more

The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth

Author: Krull, Kathleen
Couch, Greg (Ilt)
Binding: Softcover
List Price: $7.99
Our Price: $3.89 USD
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35
Qty Avail: 100+

Bargain Book Copy

View cart

An inspiring true story of a boy genius.

Plowing a potato field in 1920, a 14-year-old farm boy from Idaho saw in the parallel rows of overturned earth a way to “make pictures fly through the air.” This boy was not a magician; he was a scientific genius and just eight years later he made his brainstorm in the potato field a reality by transmitting the world’s first television image. This fascinating picture-book biography of Philo Farnsworth covers his early interest in machines and electricity, leading up to how he put it all together in one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. The author’s afterword discusses the lawsuit Farnsworth waged and won against RCA when his high school science teacher testified that Philo’s invention of television was years before RCA’s.

NOTE: This title is a Bargain book. Bargain books are excess inventory or store returns from publishers that are discreetly marked with a small dot or line on the edge of the pages and, while most are in great condition, some books may exhibit minor cosmetic wear and tear. They may also have a price sticker on it from the original store it was returned from. In rare cases the actual cover of the book might not match the one in the display picture. For more information, visit Our Product page.

More info...

ISBN: 9780385755573
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Language: English
Page Count: 0
Size: 10.95" l x 8.45" w x 0.20

Also By This Author

Similar Items