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     Edison: His Life and Inventions: The Complete Work Including a Bonus of a Fully-formatted, Detailed List of All 100 of Edison's United State Patents from 1868 - 1909. (Timeless Classic Books)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Author(s): Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the stock ticker, electric power, recorded music, the mechanical vote recorder and the light bulb, among many others. This biography discusses many facets of Edison's life such as his boyhood years in Port Huron, Michigan, his time as a young telegraph operator, his time working and inventing in Boston, his inventing of the stock ticker, the phonograph, the telephone, the microphone, and the light bulb. You will learn of his world wide search for a supply of filament, and many details of his life not covered in other works of his life. This is the complete original work including a bonus of a fully-formatted, detailed list of all 100 of Edison's United State patents from 1868 - 1909. (Timeless Classic Books)

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     DK Biography: Thomas Edison
Publisher: DK CHILDREN
Author(s): Jan Adkins

Filled with archival photographs and amazing facts, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters. The series now features a refreshed design, taking the series' original look in a more modern direction.
Thomas Edison tells the story of the famous inventor, from his childhood as an "addled" student, to his reign as the "Wizard of Menlo Park," where he developed the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and many other inventions still in use today.

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     The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World
Publisher: Broadway
Author(s): Randall E. Stross

Thomas Edison?s greatest invention?
His own fame.

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, Thomas Edison?s name became emblematic of all the wonder and promise of the emerging age of technological marvels. But this critical biography of the man who is arguably the most famous of all Americans provides a fuller view of Edison?s life and times?revealing not only how he worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.

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     Thomas Edison: Young Inventor (Childhood of Famous Americans)
Publisher: Aladdin
Author(s): Sue Guthridge

A biography focusing on the childhood of the inventor who patented more than 1,100 inventions in sixty years, among them the electric light and the phonograph.

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     Edison: A Life of Invention
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author(s): Paul Israel

The definitive biography of the century's godfather of invention-from the preeminent Edison scholar

"Israel's meticulous research and refusal to shy away from the dodgier aspects of Edison's personality offers a fresh glimpse into the life of the inventor."-New Scientist


"An authoritative look into Edison's working methods, here leavened by enough personal detail to give the achievements shape."-Publishers Weekly

"Highly recommended."

"Israel's book should go a long way toward taking Edison out of the shadows and placing him in the proper light."-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Exhaustively researched, with strong emphasis on Edison's methods and achievements."-Kirkus Reviews

The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: With only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds and becomes one of the greatest inventors in history. But the portrait that emerges from Edison: A Life of Invention reveals a man of genius and astonishing foresight whose career was actually a product of his fast-changing era. In this peerless biography, Paul Israel exposes for the first time the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brink of massive change. Informed by Israel's unprecedented access to workshop diaries, notebooks, letters, and more than five million pages of archives, this definitive biography brings fresh insights to a singularly influential and triumphant career in science.

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     Time For Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author(s): Editors of TIME For Kids

A fast-paced biography of Thomas Edison, the scientist who perfected the light bulb and propelled America into the twentieth century.

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     Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh
Publisher: Mariner Books
Author(s): James Newton

Newton engagingly recalls a lifetime of friendship with five giants of the twentieth century. Foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Index; photographs.

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     Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? (Who Was...? (PB))
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Author(s): Margaret Frith

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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     Thomas Edison - A Short Biography for Kids
Author(s): T. Kids Books

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 ? October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

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     A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison (Picture Book Biographies)
Publisher: Holiday House
Author(s): David A. Adler

His inventions included the phonograph, light bulb, and movie camera.

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     Thomas Edison: Inventor With a Lot of Bright Ideas (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors and Scientists)
Publisher: Childrens Pr
Author(s): Mike Venezia

These books are without a doubt the definitive and most entertaining biographies of scientists for young readers. Author and artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the scientists' sketches and notebooks.

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     A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Inventions of Thomas Edison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Author(s): Don Brown

A wizard from the start, Thomas Edison had a thirst for knowledge, taste for mischief, and hunger for discovery�but his success was made possible by his boundless energy. At age fourteen he coined his personal motto: �The More to do, the more to be done,? and then went out and did: picking up skills and knowledge at every turn. When learning about things that existed wasn't enough,�he dreamed up new inventions to improve the world.

From humble beginnings as a farmer?s son, selling newspapers on trains and reading through public libraries shelf by shelf, Tom began his inventing career as a boy and became a legend as a man.�

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     The Story Of Thomas A. Edison
Publisher: Muschamp Press
Author(s): Inez Nellie McFee

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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     Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities (For Kids series)
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Author(s): Laurie Carlson

Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to 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, manipulating sound waves, building an electrical circuit to test for conductors and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and experiments, the book explores Edison's life outside of science, including his relationship with inventor Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement this activity book.

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     DK Readers: Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor
Publisher: DK CHILDREN
Author(s): Caryn Jenner

Each book in the DK Readers series is specially crafted to suit the interests and learning stages of beginning readers. Thomas Edison: The Greatest Inventor tells the story of the greatest inventor of the modern age, and how his creations have changed our world.

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     Sterling Biographies: Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit Up the World
Publisher: Sterling
Author(s): Martin Woodside

The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. That was Thomas Edison?s philosophy, and it led him to create the incandescent light bulb and illuminate the world with electricity. But that was just one of the many groundbreaking inventions Edison devised, many of which changed the shape of entertainment, industry, and everyday life. Meet the Wizard of Menlo Park, and see how he grew from a lonely, inquisitive boy who carried out experiments in his basement to the smart, enterprising, and imaginative inventor who gave us the stock market ticker, helped develop the phonograph and cinema, and even came up with the first storage battery and electric car.

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     Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Author(s): Jill Jonnes

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.

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     Young Thomas Edison
Publisher: Holiday House
Author(s): Michael/ Dooling, Michael (ILT) Dooling

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     Thomas Edison (In Their Own Words)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Author(s): George Sullivan

In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison tells the exciting story of Edison's life using his laboratory notes, business records, and personal recollections.

"I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it."

With these words, Thomas Edison explains how he developed ideas and turned them into useful inventions. Although he is most famous for inventing the lightbulb, Edison is credited with hundreds of inventions. The young boy who did poorly in school became one of the most famous men in America.

This exciting new biography of Thomas Edison will enlighten, as well as entertain, elementary school kids.

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     Young Thomas Edison
Publisher: Puffin
Author(s): Sterling North

Unable to hear, Thomas Edison seemed unlikely to become one of America?s greatest inventors, but as a hardworking young man, he wasn?t about to let a minor obstacle stop him. He invented the phonograph, the incandescent lightbulb, and motion pictures, to name but three of his many important inventions. Eventually he was named ?the greatest living American.? Follow Thomas Edison?s life from losing his sense of hearing to losing his hard-earned fortune, in this intriguing biography by Newbery Honor author Sterling North.

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