The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Margaret Cousins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442006508

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Edison's unusual life and valuable contributions to technology are surveyed in this rags-to-riches story of the great inventor

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Margaret Cousins

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606119221

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 7742

A biography of the great inventor whose creations have contributed to the comfort, convenience, and entertainment of people all over the world.

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Margaret Cousins

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613025843

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 185

View: 7610

A biography of the great inventor whose creations have contributed to the comfort, convenience, and entertainment of people all over the world.

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia

Author: Margaret Cousins

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780394849287

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 153

View: 3858

A biography of the American who became known for his work as a printer, author, inventor, and statesman.

Timeless Thomas

How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives

Author: Gene Barretta

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805091084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 37

View: 4180

A latest entry in the series that includes Neo Leo and Now & Ben shares a portrait of the inventor famed for such innovations as the incandescent lightbulb, batteries and movie cameras, exploring his life-changing achievements and perseverance in the face of numerous failures.

Meet Thomas Jefferson

Author: Marvin Barrett

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 030778696X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 6794

When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence. As the third president of the United States, he focused on exploring the country and making it grow. His fairness and love of learning made him one of the most beloved presidents of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Wizard of Menlo Park

How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 8869

Thomas Edison’s greatest invention? His own fame. At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Starting with the first public demonstrations of the phonograph in 1878 and extending through the development of incandescent light and the first motion picture cameras, Edison’s name became emblematic of all the wonder and promise of the emerging age of technological marvels. But as Randall Stross makes clear in this critical biography of the man who is arguably the most globally famous of all Americans, Thomas Edison’s greatest invention may have been his own celebrity. Edison was certainly a technical genius, but Stross excavates the man from layers of myth-making and separates his true achievements from his almost equally colossal failures. How much credit should Edison receive for the various inventions that have popularly been attributed to him—and how many of them resulted from both the inspiration and the perspiration of his rivals and even his own assistants? This bold reassessment of Edison’s life and career answers this and many other important questions while telling the story of how he came upon his most famous inventions as a young man and spent the remainder of his long life trying to conjure similar success. We also meet his partners and competitors, presidents and entertainers, his close friend Henry Ford, the wives who competed with his work for his attention, and the children who tried to thrive in his shadow—all providing a fuller view of Edison’s life and times than has ever been offered before. The Wizard of Menlo Park reveals not only how Edison worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.

The Story of Albert Schweitzer

Author: Anita Daniel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Missionaries, Medical

Page: 179

View: 2131

Tells the story of Schweitzer's life of medicine, music, theology and dedication to making life better for people.


Inventing the Century

Author: Neil Baldwin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226035710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 531

View: 2162


Thomas A. Edison

The Man who Lit Up the World

Author: Martin Woodside

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402732294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 483

A biography of America's most famous inventor Thomas Edison.

The Wright Brothers

Author: Quentin Reynolds

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5075

Empires of Light

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World

Author: Jill Jonnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588360007

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 6529

In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation’s most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world’s first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Edison struggled to introduce his radical new direct current (DC) technology into the hurly-burly of New York City as Tesla and Westinghouse challenged his dominance with their alternating current (AC), thus setting the stage for one of the eeriest feuds in American corporate history, the War of the Electric Currents. The battlegrounds: Wall Street, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Niagara Falls, and, finally, the death chamber—Jonnes takes us on the tense walk down a prison hallway and into the sunlit room where William Kemmler, convicted ax murderer, became the first man to die in the electric chair. Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the “mysterious fluid,” and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. From the Hardcover edition.

Archimedes and the Door of Science

Author: Jeanne Bendick

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: 1883937124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

View: 4914

Jeanne Bendick, through text and pictures, admirably succeeds in bringing to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched mathematics and all branches of science. Against the backdrop of Archimedes' life and culture, the author discusses the man's work, his discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The simple, often humorous, illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text.


Author: MacKinlay Kantor

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628156465

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 155

View: 2414

A riveting account of the most fascinating battle of the Civil War, for all readers, from young to old. MACKINLAY KANTOR Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Andersonville The Civil War was in its third year. When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning. But Gettysburg was a turning point. From July 1 to July 3, 1863, the Confederacy and the Union engaged in a bitter, bloody fight. The author takes the reader through the events of that fateful confrontation and shows us how "through strategy, determination, and sheer blind luck, the Union won the battle." Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Meet Benjamin Franklin

Author: Maggie Scarf,Pat Fogarty

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375815249

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 58

View: 7433

A biography of Benjamin Franklin highlights his inventions, his newspaper and almanac, his work on the Declaration of Independence, and his diplomatic trips to England and France on behalf of the colonies. Reprint.

Young Thomas Edison

Author: Sterling North

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142412107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

View: 4241

Presents the life of the American inventor, discussing his childhood, first work as a telegrapher, early inventions, and his later celebrity as the creator of the lightbulb and the phonograph.

Ordinary Genius

The Story of Albert Einstein

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1575050676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 8809

Recounts the life of the scientist whose theories of relativity revolutionized the way we look at space and time.

Daniel Boone

The Opening of the Wilderness

Author: John Mason Brown

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402751196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 8137

Relates episodes from the life of Daniel Boone, a talented hunter and woodsman who helped explore the American West.