Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Author: Margaret Frith,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163992X

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Book Summary: 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.


Edison: A Biography

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Edison: A Biography

Author: Matthew Josephson

Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: A great folk hero in American history, Edison is viewed by the public as a facile inventor, the electrical wizard and the perfect symbol of the self-made and practical creator. But he was also a paradoxical figure: deaf, impoverished and with no formal education as a youngster, Edison nevertheless became a fertile and versatile inventor, accumulated fortunes for himself and others but remained indifferent to wealth except as a means towards more inventions. Edison’s key contributions include the carbon microphone, the electric light bulb, electricity distribution systems, the phonograph and the motion-picture camera. Edison’s methods were also remarkable: halfway between the craftsman-tinkerer of the early 19th century and the scientist of today, he established and ran pioneering research laboratories with large staffs, yet lacked training in mathematics or the basic sciences. Matthew Josephson’s Edison: A Biography won the Society of American Historians’Francis Parkman Prize in 1960. “This is an outstanding biography... [Josephson] establishes the developing relationship between finance and invention which constitutes the basis for Edison’s success... [He] has mastered the substance of Edison’s inventive activity and has written of it quite authoritatively and vividly.” — Thomas P. Hughes, Technology and Culture “... It is clear that there is reason to welcome yet another book about a man of whom so much has been written. It must have been precisely because so much in the Edison record is myth, fostered by adulators and by Edison himself that Mr. Josephson turned his skillful, corrective hand to a saga that may have seemed more familiar than it actually is. From his well-presented, well-written findings emerges a giant without whom much of life as we live it would simply not exist. It is a first-rate job that needed doing.” — John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune “A well-researched account of the life of one of America’s authentic folk heroes--Thomas Alva Edison--an original creator with a genius for strategic invention... Thoroughly absorbing, this significant volume is a competent contribution to the history of American science, and gives not only a sharply drawn picture of this self-educated giant of invention, but also of the beginnings of the telegraph, electrical, record, motion picture and automobile industries, as well as the sociological changes that were wrought by Edison’s practical discoveries.” — Kirkus Review “A biography that is dignified, detailed, and objective, sprinkled with moments of humor, pathos, and drama... One of the chief virtues of this book is the care taken by the author to build up a realistic picture of Edison the man.” — F. Garvin Davenport,The American Historical Review


The Wizard of Menlo Park

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The Wizard of Menlo Park

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307394565

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Book Summary: 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.


Edison

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Edison

Author: Edmund Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679644652

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world—already reeling from his invention of the phonograph and dozens of other revolutionary devices—that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius (“I haven’t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old”) patented 1,093 inventions, not including others, such as the X-ray fluoroscope, that he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. One of the achievements of this staggering new biography, the first major life of Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison—the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies—as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory. Edmund Morris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, brings to the task all the interpretive acuity and literary elegance that distinguished his previous biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Ludwig van Beethoven. A trained musician, Morris is especially well equipped to recount Edison’s fifty-year obsession with recording technology and his pioneering advances in the synchronization of movies and sound. Morris sweeps aside conspiratorial theories positing an enmity between Edison and Nikola Tesla and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship. Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged access to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page—the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due.


Thomas Edison for Kids

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Thomas Edison for Kids

Author: Laurie Carlson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613743041

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Book Summary: Provides an introduction of Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists. Children try Edison's experiments themselves with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, and more.


Biography of Thomas Alva Edison

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Biography of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Vinod Kumar Mishra

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Thomas Alva Edison; who transformed his childhood problem of deafness into an exemplary quality of concentration; did not get tired till his last. Despite being deprived of formal education; this great scientist studied literature and science with immense interest; acquired new patents on an average in every 15 days of his active life. Through him; the world entered into the modern era and it led to an onset of consumerism.


Thomas Alva Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison

Author: R. Thomas Rodgers

Publisher: Pelangi ePublishing Sdn Bhd

ISBN: 9670351820

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 51

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Book Summary: This series tells the life stories and achievements of famous men and women in history. Readers will be inspired by the great courage and determination shown by these people.


Timeless Thomas

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Timeless Thomas

Author: Gene Barretta

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466816848

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Book Summary: What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common? All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.


THOMAS ALVA EDISON

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THOMAS ALVA EDISON

Author: Nandini Saraf

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 9386871807

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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Opfinderen Thomas Alva Edison

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Opfinderen Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Oliver C. Lund

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8726095343

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

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Book Summary: Den amerikanske opfinder og forretningsmand Thomas Alva Edison har været med til at udvikle en stor del af den teknologi, der har gjort vores liv både lettere og sjovere. Men Edison var ikke bare en af verdens største opfindere – han levede også et spændende liv. Otto C. Lunds biografi dykker ned i fortællingen om den bemærkelsesværdigt intelligente ’Lille Al’ fra middelklassens USA, der tog patent på over 1.000 opfindelser og blev en af verdens rigeste mænd. Mads Jepsen (1868-1916) var en dansk forfatter og redaktør, som under pseudonymet Otto C. Lund udgav flere biografier, der primært var henvendt til datidens børn og unge. Mads Jepsen udgav også bøger i eget navn og under pseudonymet Jokum Jokumsen.


Edison

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Edison

Author: Ronald Clark

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448210275

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Book Summary: 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.


Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Author: Margaret Frith,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110163992X

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Book Summary: 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.


The Life And Times of Thomas Alva Edison

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The Life And Times of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Vinod Kumar Mishra

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: 8184302886

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Book Summary: Thomas Alva Edison, who transformed his childhood problem of deafness into an exemplary quality of concentration, did not get tired till his last. Despite being deprived of formal education, this great scientist studied literature and science with immense interest, acquired new patents on an average in every 15 days of his active life. Through him, the world entered into the modern era and it led to an onset of consumerism. Destiny made him lose at every step. He suffered massive losses in business, several of his inventions failed, his laboratory gutted, his friends and associates duped him, his children earned his distrust, but at every stage of his life Edison continued to give something to the world. The father of amazing inventions like electric bulb, Gramophone, cinema and rubber worked relentlessly during the times of both war and peace. He also did journalism and public service. He loved humanity and birds. He also helped the blind and promoted new artists through his films. Everybody from the President of America to the common man was his admirer. Even today Edison, like Einstein, remains an interesting subject for those involved in research work. This book is a brilliant story of a remarkable life.


Thomas Alva Edison and the Electric Light

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Thomas Alva Edison and the Electric Light

Author: Rupert Sargent Holland

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

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Book Summary: To some men the material world is always presenting itself in the form of a series of fascinating puzzles, to be solved as one might work out a game of chess. The astronomer is given certain figures, and from those he intends to derive certain laws; the scientist knows the properties of certain materials and from those he is to reach some new combination that will produce a new result. He is not an inventor as much as he is a detective; he picks up the clews to certain happenings and constructs a working theory to fit them. In mechanics this theory that he constructs usually takes the form of a machine. And this machine is not so much a new discovery as it is the practical working-out of certain carefully-selected laws of nature.


Top Inspiring Thoughts of Thomas Alva Edison

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Top Inspiring Thoughts of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: M.D. Sharma

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Genre: Self-Help

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Book Summary: Thomas Alva Edison is a name to reckon with in the scientific and technological circles of the world. A prolific inventor and a leading businessman, he was the mastermind behind numerous discoveries and innovations that helped build America's economy. Born to Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr and Nancy Matthews Elliott, Thomas Edison was the youngest of the seven children of the couple. While his father was an exiled political activist, his mother was employed as a teacher.


Thomas Alva Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Keerti Parchure

Publisher: Diamond Publications

ISBN: 8184836449

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

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Book Summary: A inspiring biography of great inventor and scientist Thoms Alva Edison in Marathi


The True Citizen: How to Become One

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The True Citizen: How to Become One

Author: William Alexander Smith,William Fisher Markwick

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 250

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Book Summary: "The True Citizen: How to Become One" by William Alexander Smith, William Fisher Markwick. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Empires of Light

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Empires of Light

Author: Jill Jonnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360008

Genre: History

Page: 432

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Book Summary: The gripping history of electricity and how the fateful collision of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. 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.


THOMAS EDISON: Biografia de um Genial Inventor e Empreendedor

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THOMAS EDISON: Biografia de um Genial Inventor e Empreendedor

Author: Edições LeBooks

Publisher: LeBooks Editora

ISBN: 8583864195

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

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Book Summary: Thomas Alva Edison (Milan, Ohio, 11 de fevereiro de 1847 — West Orange, Nova Jérsei, 18 de outubro de 1931) foi um inventor e empresário americano que desenvolveu muitos dispositivos de enorme importância. Entre as suas contribuições mais universais para o desenvolvimento tecnológico e científico encontra-se a lâmpada elétrica incandescente, o fonógrafo, o cinescópio, o ditafone, a bateria de carro elétrico, as rodas de borracha para automóveis, entre inúmeras outras. Edison é um dos precursores da revolução tecnológica do século XX. Teve também um papel determinante na indústria do cinema. Thomas Edison, além de genial inventor,foi também um grande empresário em busca constante por inovação. O Feiticeiro de Menlo Park , como era conhecido, foi um dos primeiros a aplicar os princípios da produção maciça ao processo da invenção e criou uma das empresas mais poderosas e inovadoras de sua época. Neste ebook o leitor poderá conhecer a vida e as principais criações deste genial inventor e empreendedor.


Thomas Alva Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Hella Schreier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322844072

Genre: Technology & Engineering

Page: 113

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