Microwave man : Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention

by Latta, Sara L.

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 92 SPENCER Percy
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 92 SPENCER Percy
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B SPENCER
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B SPENCER
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B SPENCER 2014
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Biography
Call Number  J B SPENCER 2014
Most people love microwave popcorn or a warm snack from the microwave, but before 1975, homes did not have this great device. How did Percy Spencer go from a small town mill worker to the inventor of one of the most popular devices in the world? This book explains how Spencer's love of science and machines helped him achieve a patent for the microwave oven.
A boy who loved to learn
Making a name for himself
The melting candy bar
The first microwave ovens
A college degree
You be the inventor.

Additional Information
Series Inventors at work!
Subjects Spencer, Percy, -- 1894-1970 -- Juvenile literature.
Spencer, Percy, -- 1894-1970.
Raytheon Company -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Raytheon Company -- Employees.
Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Microwave ovens -- Juvenile literature.
Electrical engineers.
Microwave ovens.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, N.J. :Enslow Elementary,2014
Other Titles Percy Spencer and his sizzling invention
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766042018
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