Hedy Lamarr’s Double Life

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This non-fiction picture book biography tells the story of the fascinating Hedy Lamarr, a glamorous movie star and a serious scientist and inventor. She was dubbed The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, yet she much preferred to be at home inventing rather than leading the exciting life of an internationally-famed star. She invented all kinds of wacky things, including a flavour-cube that changed plain water into soda, a glow-in-the-dark dog collar to help people find their pets at night, and a device to help people get in and out of the bathtub. Both her most important scientific breakthrough frequency hopping, now known as spread-spectrum broadcasting turned out to be one of the most important technologies of the 20th century. It s what keeps cell phones safe from hackers and is still used to this day.

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This non-fiction picture book biography tells the story of the fascinating Hedy Lamarr, a glamorous movie star and a serious scientist and inventor. She was dubbed The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, yet she much preferred to be at home inventing rather than leading the exciting life of an internationally-famed star. She invented all kinds of wacky things, including a flavour-cube that changed plain water into soda, a glow-in-the-dark dog collar to help people find their pets at night, and a device to help people get in and out of the bathtub. Both her most important scientific breakthrough frequency hopping, now known as spread-spectrum broadcasting turned out to be one of the most important technologies of the 20th century. It s what keeps cell phones safe from hackers and is still used to this day. Not just science and computer-obsessed kids, but also parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and women STEM professionals will be interested in this book.

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Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781454926917

Author

Wallmark, Laurie

Publisher

Sterling

Binding

Hardback

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