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Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? (Who Was...?) / Bonnie Bader
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Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? (Who Was...?)Bonnie Bader David Groff

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Aleck was a very good teacher. Patient, too. Using his father’s Visible Speech system, many of his students, who hadn’t uttered a sound before, started to speak! Their parents were amazed. Word spread. More and more parents sent their children to the school.
P36
お母さんがほとんど耳が聴こえなかったことや、
聾学校の先生として働いていた経験などが
電話の発明につながっていたなんて、
素晴らしいです。

utter[ˈʌṭɚ]:(他動詞)発する、述べる〈偽造紙幣などを〉行使する(形)まったく

The two men did not give up their day jobs. Aleck continued teaching and Thomas stayed at the supply shop. Then at night, they worked together in the shop’s attic. Aleck owned it to Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Sanders to keep working on the harmonic telegraph. So he and Thomas struggled with that problem while Aleck also shared his dream of inventing a telephone.
P51
harmonic telegraph: wikipediaより
Acoustic telegraphy (also known as harmonic telegraphy) was a name for various methods of multiplexing (transmitting more than one) telegraph messages simultaneously over a single telegraph wire by using different audio frequencies or channels for each message.

On February 14, 1876, without telling Alec, Mr. Hubbard and Mr. Sanders files the paperwork with the government. The patent for the telephone was theirs. And it was a lucky thing that they had rushed to file. Just two hours later, Elisha Gray tried to claim the same patent.
P61
電話の発明の権利がたった2時間差で獲得ってすごい僅差。

A career as a telephone operator became the second most popular job for women in the United States. (being a teacher was the most popular.)
P79
へー。

Many others tried to claim they’d invented the telephone. Over the years, Bell and his partners had to defend themselves in over six hundred cases! But they always won.
P83
そんなに。

In 1888, his father-in-law Gardiner Greece Hubbard helped start National Geographic Magazine. (中略) And after Mr. Hubbard’s death in 1897, Alec took over as president of the National Geographic Society, which published it.
P96
そしてbecome a very big and important organizationにしたとは。

Through Alec, the Kellers eventually found a teacher who was able to open the world to Helen.
P99
ヘレン・ケラーにも影響を。

“Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone, and following one after the other like a flock of sheep.” Alec thought it was important to follow your own interests and see where they would take you. “Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive in the woods. Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before.”
P100

beaten track 踏み慣らされた道
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