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Title:
Thomas A. Edison : the world's greatest inventor
Author:
Sproule, Anna.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Woodbridge, Conn. : Blackbirch Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Details the life and work of Thomas Edison, who developed the electric light bulb and patents for numerous other inventions and innovations.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.4 2.0 40839.
Genre:
ISBN:
9781567113310
Format :
Book

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Although Thomas Edison's had been deaf since childhood, he never let his disability hamper his creativity. At the age of 21 he began inventing on a large scale and he didn't stop until the day he died. Edison's most well known inventions included the phonograph and the electric light bulb, voting machine and the first car ignition system. During his lifetime, Edison took out an amazing 1,093 patents on his work. This biography details Thomas Edison's amazing life and mind.


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Gr 6-10-These series entries provide concise, accurate information on the personal and professional lives of their subjects. Einstein covers the scientist's theories as well as his childhood and education, his first wife's contributions to his work, his pacifist stances during World War I and part of World War II, his involvement in Zionism, and his naturalization as a U.S. citizen. In Edison, readers learn about this man's early years, his struggles with formal schooling, his 1093 applications for patents during his career, his improvements of the telephone and phonograph, the invention of the light bulb, and much more. Both titles place the scientists' accomplishments in context of world events and note how their achievements influenced our culture. Descriptive subheadings divide the texts into short, easily digestible sections of no more than a page in length. Clear, relevant, black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions with captions provide additional information. The books were originally published in Great Britain, in 1992 and 1991 respectively.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Sound of the Pastp. 5
The Man Who Could Not Hearp. 6
A Whole New Worldp. 7
The Skeptics Were Wrongp. 9
A Risky Birthp. 11
Full of Curiosityp. 11
Bottom of the Classp. 12
Education at Homep. 13
The Newsboyp. 14
Trains and Chemicalsp. 15
The Battle of Shilohp. 15
The Electric Telegraphp. 16
Short Taps and Long Tapsp. 19
Read All About Itp. 20
Perfecting the Telegraphp. 20
Experiments--and Getting Firedp. 21
Boston--the Heart of Sciencep. 23
A Prank Brings Out the Inventorp. 23
Risks and Failuresp. 23
Hungry in New Yorkp. 25
Edison Saves Wall Streetp. 26
Edison Names His Pricep. 26
The Newark Workshopp. 27
Mr. Bell's Telephonep. 27
Electromagnetsp. 29
Human Hearingp. 29
Currents and Carbonp. 30
A Battery-Powered Telephonep. 31
Night Owlsp. 32
A "Splendid" Buttonp. 33
A Talking Toyp. 34
A Recording of the Human Voicep. 35
The Needle in the Furrowp. 36
The Wizard of Menlo Parkp. 37
Creating Lightp. 37
Making the Electric Lightbulbp. 39
The Light That Lastedp. 40
A Rival to Gaslightp. 41
The First Priorityp. 42
Ohm's Lawp. 43
Cost Cuttingp. 44
"Long-Waisted Mary Ann"p. 44
All Aboard!p. 45
Will the Lamps Light?p. 47
Edison Waitsp. 48
Mission Accomplishedp. 49
New Frontiersp. 50
Improving the Phonographp. 51
The Entertainment Machinep. 51
Moving Picturesp. 52
The Grand Old Man of Sciencep. 53
Losing a Fortunep. 54
No Giving Upp. 56
The Lights Dimp. 57
The Legacy of a Creative Geniusp. 58
Thanks, Mr. Wizardp. 60
Important Datesp. 61
For More Informationp. 62
Glossaryp. 63
Indexp. 64

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