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Steve Jobs : wizard of Apple Computer
Wilson, Suzan.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, [2001]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 3.0 53730.
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HD9696.2.U62 J63 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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-- Describes the lives and achievements of influential 20th-century American personalities.
-- Appealing biographies of famous men and women written for teens.

Author Notes

Suzan Wilson is a sixth-grade math and language arts teacher. She has a lifelong interest in travel, wilderness activities, and writing for young adults. She lives with her physicist husband and two sons in an avocado grove in coastal Southern California

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-A readable biography of the visionary who helped create the personal computer and was a founder of the Apple Computer Company. Wilson describes how the boy who was obsessed with electronics became the man who foresaw the future and worked to develop a device that could be used by anyone and have a place in every home. While she provides some personal information, most of the book focuses on Jobs's computer-related endeavors, including his successes and failures at Apple as well as his other ventures, such as Pixar, the computer-animation movie production company. While she is generally admiring of her subject's vision, she is objective about his eccentric, driven personality and his often-stormy relations with other people. The text is well documented with chapter notes, and is supplemented by average black-and-white photos that do little more than depict Jobs at various stages of his life. This book will help student researchers and will interest others who like reading about the origins and pioneers of the computer revolution. It complements other recent titles about computer pioneers such as those in the "Techies" series (21st Century) and is a good choice for middle-level libraries.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1. Mission Nearly Impossiblep. 7
2. Brilliance by Briberyp. 13
3. Experiments and Electronicsp. 21
4. Free Spiritp. 33
5. India, Insights, and Inventionsp. 41
6. Apple: The First Bytep. 50
7. Designs, Details, and Dinnersp. 59
8. Youngest of the Superrichp. 71
9. Out on a Limbp. 85
10. Family, Films, and Fresh Startsp. 95
11. Visions of the Artistp. 109
Chronologyp. 115
Chapter Notesp. 117
Further Reading and Internet Addressesp. 125
Indexp. 126