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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?
by Margaret Frith and Who Hq and John O'Brien




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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly Here's an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.

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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison's inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly Here's an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780448437651
  • ISBN-10: 0448437651
  • Publisher: Penguin Workshop
  • Publish Date: December 2005
  • Page Count: 106
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-11
  • Dimensions: 7.66 x 6.64 x 0.28 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.26 pounds

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