September 20, 2010

Helicopter Man: Igor Sikorsky and His Amazing Invention

Helicopter Man: Igor Sikorsky and His Amazing Invention, by Edwin Brit Wyckoff has been published.

Leonard da Vinci drew pictures of helicopters; Wilbur Wright said they would never work. But Igor Sikorsky proved him wrong, inventing the first working helicopter and building the company that still bears his name. Many period photos of Sikorsky and his trademark fedora hat.
32 pages, full color, Enslow Publishers, Inc.ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3445-7

Others covered in the Genius At Work! Great Inventor Biographies series are: Samuel Colt (revolver); Thomas H. Gallaudet (sign language); W.K. Kellogg (cereal); Les Paul (electric guitar); George Ferris (Ferris wheel), Ralph Baer (video games); Madam C.J. Walker (hair care); Vivian Thomas (heart surgery); Theodore H. Maiman (lasers); James Naismith (basketball); Stephanie Kwolek (Kevlar); and Philo T. Farnsworth (television).

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