Laurie Wallmark

Hedy Lamarr's
Double Life

Hedy Lamarr's Double Life

HEDY LAMARR'S DOUBLE LIFE
Meet savvy scientist and inventor Hedy Lamarr, also known for her career as a glamorous international movie star. Dubbed "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World," Hedy actually preferred spending time creating inventions in her workshop to strutting down the red carpet. Hedy co-invented the technology know as frequency hopping, which turned out to be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century! Today's cell phone, computers, and other electronic devices would be more vulnerable to hacking without the groundbreaking system discovered by a world-famous actress and gifted inventor.

SELECTED AWARDS

Cook Prize Honor Book
Outstanding Science Trade Book (National Science Teachers Association)
Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Book Award (California Reading Association)
Longlisted for AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize

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Hedy Lamarr's Double Life

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