Wikipedia: Company and Its Founders

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This title examines the remarkable lives of Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and their work building the groundbreaking company Wikipedia. Readers will learn about Wales and Sanger’s backgrounds and education, as well as their early careers. Also covered is a look at how Wikipedia operates and issues the company faces, such as establishing reliability, developing international sites, and dealing with abusive users. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Technology Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF061000, JNF048040, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Science & Technology
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781617148125, 9781617840982
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 030
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
Lexile 1050
ATOS Reading Level 8.1
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 153126
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
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Technology Pioneers Set 1 – Horn Book Guide

Each book begins with an overview of the title company’s main product, then backtracks to provide a well-narrated history of its conception and development. Key figures are profiled in a way that makes clear their creativity, entrepreneurship, and inextricable links to their respective organizations. Useful photographs are included.

Technology Pioneers Set 1 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Written in a clear, linear fashion, this series offers vivid, well-researched details about the development of technological advancements considered essential in today’s society. The books provide a profile of the person or persons behind each innovation, including their background and education, and discuss how the concepts behind the technology were shaped and implemented. “Essential Facts” sections neatly sum up the important pieces of information to take away from the books. Readers who are interested in technology and inventions will be thoroughly engrossed by these behind-the-scenes looks at technologies they use every day.