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The Resource Hedy Lamarr's double life, written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu

Hedy Lamarr's double life, written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu

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Hedy Lamarr's double life
Title
Hedy Lamarr's double life
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written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu
Title variation
Hedy Lamarr's double life
Title variation remainder
Hollywood legend and brilliant inventor
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Language
eng
Summary
Hedy Lamarr became a movie legend, but her true loves were always science and engineering. During World War II, Hedy collaborated with another inventor on an innovative technology called frequency hopping. It was designed to prevent the enemy from jamming torpedo radio signals and commanding weapons to go off course. Frequency hopping is still used today to keep our cell phone messages private and defend our computers from hackers. In this biography, meet the real Hedy Lamarr : not only a beloved film star, but a visionary scientist who helped create the world we live in today
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An introduction to the secret life of Austrian-born film star Hedy Lamarr describes her lesser-known achievements as a brilliant inventor who developed a groundbreaking communications system during World War II that remains essential to modern-day technological security.
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
individual biography
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10759689
Cataloging source
YDX
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Wallmark, Laurie
Dewey number
791.43028092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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  • 900
  • 900
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 0
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wu, Katy
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True
Series statement
People Who Shaped Our World
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  • Lamarr, Hedy
  • Lamarr, Hedy
  • Lamarr, Hedy
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Actresses
  • Spread spectrum communications
  • Inventors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Telecommunication
  • Inventors
  • Actors and actresses
  • Women
  • Actresses
  • Inventors
  • Military participation
  • Spread spectrum communications
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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Hollywood legend and brilliant inventor
Label
Hedy Lamarr's double life, written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045199885
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
42 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781454926917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045199885
Label
Hedy Lamarr's double life, written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Katy Wu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1045199885
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
42 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781454926917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045199885

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