Genius, Times Four: Scientists and Mathematicians Who Fought Disease, Stopped Time, and Opened New Worlds (The Jim Weiss Audio Collection #68) (CD-Audio)
In this new audiobook, acclaimed storyteller Jim Weiss introduces preteen listeners to the lives, struggles, and discoveries of four scientists and mathematicians who changed our world.
Students will learn the stories behind the science of famous figures Marie Curie, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein, whose work won wars, changed history, and opened up new worlds of learning, as well as the lesser-known pioneer biochemist Gertrude Elion, whose medical breakthroughs saved thousands of lives.
Winning hundreds of awards, Jim’s recordings range on the literary side from fairy tales through stories from Shakespeare, Dickens and Conan Doyle, while his history recordings bring to vivid life major historical events and personalities from the ancient world through the twentieth century.
The inspiration for all this began early, with parents and grandparents who told stories and read aloud to him, skills which Jim joyously acquired, and which led him to a degree in Communications and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Later, his wife, Randy, earned her own national awards as a teacher and counselor, and their shared passion for learning led to forming their company in 1989, long before the explosion of spoken word recordings made this a "sensible" decision. The recordings began winning listeners and national awards from the first. A few years ago, the Weiss's licensed their recordings and business operations to Well-Trained Mind Press, which has successfully introduced Jim's work into still more markets, while Jim continues to write, record, teach and perform.