The boy who invented TV: the story of Philo Farnsworth

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 5.5 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
860L
Description
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. From the Hardcover edition.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780385755573
037594561
9780375945618
9780375845611
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.5, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
860L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6d8bd965-3378-a31a-0c35-c6a7d44df7b6
Grouping Title boy who invented tv the story of philo farnsworth
Grouping Author krull kathleen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-01 23:10:40PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-20 02:38:38AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.5
auth_author2 Couch, Greg,
author Krull, Kathleen.
author2-role Couch, Greg,ill., Couch, Greg,illustrator.
author_display Krull, Kathleen
available_at_school Alex Green Elementary, Cameron College Prep, Cane Ridge Elementary, Carter Lawrence Elementary, Dodson Elementary, Fall-Hamilton Elementary, Gower Elementary, Hattie Cotton Elementary, LEAD Academy High, Lakeview Elementary, Lockeland Elementary, Madison Middle, McGavock Elementary, McMurray Middle, Mt. View Elementary, Percy Priest Elementary, Rosebank Elementary, Ruby Major Elementary, Shayne Elementary, Tusculum Elementary, Warner Elementary, Whitsitt Elementary
collection_school Biography, Non-Fiction
detailed_location_school Alex Green Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction, Cameron College Prep - Teen Biography, Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Biography, Dodson Elementary - Kids Biography, Eagle View Elementary - Kids Biography, Fall-Hamilton Elementary - Kids Biography, Gower Elementary - Kids Biography, Hattie Cotton Elementary - Kids Biography, Lakeview Elementary - Kids Biography, Lawrence Carter Elementary - Kids Biography, Lockeland Elementary - Kids Biography, Madison Middle - Teen Biography, McGavock Elementary - Kids Biography, McMurray Middle - Teen Biography, Mt. View Elementary - Kids Biography, Percy Priest Elementary - Kids Biography, Rosebank Elementary - Kids Biography, Ruby Major Elementary - Kids Biography, Shayne Elementary - Kids Biography, Tusculum Elementary - Kids Biography, Warner Elementary - Kids Biography, Whitsitt Elementary - Kids Biography
display_description Presents the story of Philo Farnsworth who invented the television. Describes how he got the idea at age fourteen and kept working until he created a working television when he was twenty-one.
format_category_school Books
format_school Book
id 6d8bd965-3378-a31a-0c35-c6a7d44df7b6
isbn 037594561, 9780375845611, 9780375945618, 9780385755573
item_details ils:CARL0000336265|35192039176411|Green Hills - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000336265|35192039176429|Main Library - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000336265|35192042906671|Southeast - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000336265|35192044043721|Edmondson Pike - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000336265|35192044043739|Hermitage - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000336265|35192044043747|Richland Park - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000336265|35192045286659|Bellevue - Kids Biography|jB F236k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000336265|A01767168|Lawrence Carter Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||17185||, ils:CARL0000336265|A01785923|Gower Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1R360||, ils:CARL0000336265|A01871548|Lockeland Elementary - Kids Biography|B FARKRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||28520||, ils:CARL0000336265|A01950599|Alex Green Elementary - Kids Non-Fiction|621.38 KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1T375||, ils:CARL0000336265|B00404247|Madison Middle - Teen Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4L545||, ils:CARL0000336265|B00601215|McMurray Middle - Teen Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4K540||, ils:CARL0000336265|BB00051012|Lakeview Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||11122||, ils:CARL0000336265|BB00058106|Shayne Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2N682||, ils:CARL0000336265|FF00010753|Percy Priest Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2L650||, ils:CARL0000336265|FF00027479|Hattie Cotton Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1C230||, ils:CARL0000336265|FF00041537|Cane Ridge Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||16184||, ils:CARL0000336265|FF00155192|Fall-Hamilton Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1I308||, ils:CARL0000336265|FF00155193|Fall-Hamilton Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1I308||, ils:CARL0000336265|MK10015918|Mt. View Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2E576||, ils:CARL0000336265|P00300793|Dodson Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1F252||, ils:CARL0000336265|P00336198|Tusculum Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2U725||, ils:CARL0000336265|P00356452|Whitsitt Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||30790||, ils:CARL0000336265|TT0130|Warner Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2W755||, ils:CARL0000336265|TT0569|Rosebank Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2M670||, ils:CARL0000336265|TT0977|Hattie Cotton Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||1C230||, ils:CARL0000336265|TT2821|Ruby Major Elementary - Kids Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||29522||, ils:CARL0000336265|TT3867|Cameron College Prep - Teen Biography|B FAR KRU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||71181||, ils:CARL0000336265|V00040757|McGavock Elementary - Kids Biography|BIO KRU FAR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||2A530||, ils:CARL0000736536|MK10204311|Eagle View Elementary - Kids Biography|B Far Kru|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||31278||
itype_school Book
last_indexed 2018-11-20T08:38:38.815Z
lexile_score 860
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school 621.38 KRU, B FAR KRU, B FAR, B FAR, B FAR KRU, B FAR KRU, B FARKRU, B Far Kru, BIO KRU FAR
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Alex Green Elementary, Cameron College Prep, Cane Ridge Elementary, Carter Lawrence Elementary, Dodson Elementary, Eagle View Elementary, Fall-Hamilton Elementary, Gower Elementary, Hattie Cotton Elementary, LEAD Academy High, Lakeview Elementary, Lockeland Elementary, Madison Middle, McGavock Elementary, McMurray Middle, Mt. View Elementary, Percy Priest Elementary, Rosebank Elementary, Ruby Major Elementary, Shayne Elementary, Tusculum Elementary, Warner Elementary, Whitsitt Elementary
primary_isbn 9780385755573
publishDate 2009, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000336265|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2009.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm., ils:CARL0000736536|Book|Books|First Dragonfly Books edition.|English|Dragonfly Books,|[2014]|35 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000336265 TT0977 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 TT2821 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 35192044043739 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 35192044043747 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 TT0130 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 35192039176429 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 35192045286659 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 A01871548 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 BB00058106 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 TT3867 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 B00601215 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 FF00027479 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 P00300793 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 35192044043721 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 MK10015918 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 35192039176411 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 35192042906671 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000336265 BB00051012 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 B00404247 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 P00356452 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 P00336198 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 A01785923 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 V00040757 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 FF00155193 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 FF00041537 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 A01767168 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 FF00155192 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 A01950599 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 FF00010753 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000336265 TT0569 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000736536 MK10204311 On Order In Processing false false true false false true
subject_facet Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, -- 1906-1971, Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, -- 1906-1971 -- Juvenile literature, Inventors, Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Television -- History, Television -- History -- Juvenile literature
title_display The boy who invented TV : the story of Philo Farnsworth
title_full The boy who invented TV : the story of Philo Farnsworth / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Greg Couch
title_short The boy who invented TV :
title_sub the story of Philo Farnsworth
topic_facet Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, History, Inventors, Television