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Inventing the Future : A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison
by Marfe Ferguson Delano and David Edward Edison Sloane


Overview - Thomas Edison' s 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and significant contributions to the fields of photography and filmmaking and to what ultimately would become the national power grid. Edison' s gritty way of persevering--working ' round the clock with many assistants, catnapping on his lab table, trying things over and over again until he finally made a breakthrough--gave birth to the modern research laboratory, where hypotheses are proposed and then teste Combining lively text, rare period photographs, and Edison' s own words, Delano paints a memorable portrait of this prolific American genius.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Thomas Edison' s 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and significant contributions to the fields of photography and filmmaking and to what ultimately would become the national power grid. Edison' s gritty way of persevering--working ' round the clock with many assistants, catnapping on his lab table, trying things over and over again until he finally made a breakthrough--gave birth to the modern research laboratory, where hypotheses are proposed and then teste Combining lively text, rare period photographs, and Edison' s own words, Delano paints a memorable portrait of this prolific American genius. The foreword by Edison' s great-grandson adds a personal note to this exciting American success story that will spark kids' interest in science and inspire a new generation of inventors.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780792267218
  • ISBN-10: 0792267214
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: October 2002
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-13

Series: National Geographic Photobiographies (Hardcover)

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical

 
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