Edison

Author: Ronald Clark
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781448210275
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It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a patent every two weeks of his adult life, was the most famous American of his day. Only now, however, is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to access fairly his achievements and his often controversial business and working methods. In Edison: The Man Who Made The Future, first published in 1977, Ronald Clark describes the inventors early untutored upbringing, his struggles in the industrial jungle which grew up in the aftermath of the American Civil War, and his vital contributions to what became the motion picture industry. A prolific inventor in his own right, he was also a developer of other men's ideas. A pacifist, he became President of the U.S. Naval Consulting Board in the First World War. Thrusting, enquiring, and determined to leave his mark on history, he was, perhaps, the archetypal American of his era.

Edison

Author: Frank Lewis Dyer
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775418450
Size: 12.45 MB
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Gain new insight into the life of quintessential American inventor Thomas Alva Edison with this comprehensive biography. Delving deeply into the personal and professional life of "The Wizard of Menlo Park," author Frank Lewis Dyer offers a fascinating glimpse into Edison's extraordinary mind and remarkable ambition.

The Story Of Thomas A Edison

Author: Inez Nellie Canfield McFee
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1358455929
Size: 18.35 MB
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Thomas Edison

Author: Kay Barnham
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 9781406272512
Size: 12.42 MB
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This book traces the life of Thomas Edison, from his early childhood and education through his sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the many inventions for which he is best known. A timeline at the end of the book summarizes key milestones and achievements of Edison's life.--

Edison

Author: Neil Baldwin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226035719
Size: 19.66 MB
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Edison

Author: Quincy Shaw
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612309705
Size: 15.98 MB
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We remember Thomas Alva Edison as the craggy, rumpled inventor of the light bulb and the phonograph - a prodigy, the affable "Wizard of Menlo Park." But he also was a visionary entrepreneur who changed the world. What Edison invented was the modern age. Here is his unforgettable story.