Books by Marne Ventura, M.A.      

Awesome Minds: The Creators of the iPhone®

Steve Jobs’ talent is well known by everyone and this fun read shows how his vision, and that of a group of super-talented computer and design geniuses combined to create Apple, one of the most innovative companies in the planet. This fun read explains how Jobs and his team came to create the inventive devices, from the iPod to the iPhone and iPad to change the way we communicate, play, learn and work. With full-color illustrations, lively text, and chock-full of interesting facts, Awesome Minds: The Creators of the iPhone® is the perfect read for those with creative spirits and curious minds.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

This book is an independently authored and published biography of the inventors of the iPhone® mobile device and is not sponsored or endorsed by or affiliated in any way with these individuals, their families, and/or Apple Inc.

  Awesome Minds: The Creators of the iPhone
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Google Glass and Robotics Innovator
Sebastian Thrun

Have you ever wished you could use technology to improve people's lives? Ever since he was a teenager, Sebastian Thrun wanted to build machines that helped people.

So far, Thrun has developed robots that can be tour guides and nurses and can help save miners trapped underground. In 2004, he won a US Department of Defense contest by building a car that could drive itself. Since then, the self-driving cars he developed have been tested on more than 140,000 miles (225,308 kilometers) of road without fail! Thrun more recently developed a free website for online education and worked on Google Glass, a computer that can be worn like a pair of eyeglasses. But how did he get involved in all these cool projects? Follow his rise from a computer enthusiast to robotics innovator!

  Google Glass and Robotics Innovator - Sebastian Thrun
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Astrophysicist and Space Advocate
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Have you ever stared into the night sky, full of stars and planets? As a kid, Neil deGrasse Tyson was star-struck when he first visited a planetarium. The universe was calling him.

Tyson pursued his interest in astronomy and studied to be an astrophysicist. In 1996, he became the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium. He is passionate about teaching people about the universe. Known for making science fun and easy to understand, he has hosted and appeared on TV shows such as Nova ScienceNow and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He even has more than one million Twitter followers! But how did he get there? Follow his path from fascinated kid to popular space expert.

  Astrophysicist and Space Advocate - Neil deGrasse Tyson
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