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By Greg Young

During this beautiful biography, young ones will examine the interesting existence, theories, and discoveries of Alfred Wegener. From his time in Greenland learning meteorology with scorching balloons to his concept of Pangea, readers might be desirous to research extra approximately Wegener's contributions to technological know-how and the strides he took in the direction of constructing the examine of plate tectonics. The easy-to-read textual content, obtainable thesaurus, worthwhile index, and interesting proof paintings at the side of the full of life photos and pleasing lab job to have interaction readers from starting to end!

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Instead they discovered something even more exciting. It was just like those silk samples Bob had seen in his backyard in Berkeley: even without the ultraviolet light on, the billboard was glowing—glowing bright orange in the setting sun. By accident Joe and Bob had invented a totally new color. To their amazement it glowed in both daylight and ultraviolet light. They called this new color Fire Orange, and Joe used their newfound know-how to create other colors—glowing reds, yellows, greens, and more.

Patricia let Bob “borrow” her shiny satin wedding dress, and that was the last time she saw it in one piece. After Joe got married in 1938, he and his wife, Elise, moved into a run-down old farmhouse so he would have room for his own laboratory. It wasn’t the best place for a young family, as their baby boy liked to chew on chemical-splattered shoes. But Bob and Joe’s efforts paid off brilliantly. One day they drove out to the city of Sandusky to check on a new billboard they had developed. Instead of using ink, they had soaked the billboard’s fabric panels with a combination of fluorescent orange dye and hot alcohol.

Day-Glo buoys marked areas in the water that had been cleared of floating explosives called mines. Aircraft carrier crews clad in Day-Glo suits lit by ultraviolet lamps guided planes to nighttime landings. In small but certain ways, the Switzers’ inventions helped the United States and its allies win the war. After the war Bob and Joe’s colors made them rich. Day-Glo began to brighten everyday life back home. The colors made their way onto gas station signs and detergent boxes, traffic cones and magazine covers— including Joe’s old favorite, Popular Science.

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