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Author DeGraaf, Leonard, author.

Title Edison and the rise of innovation / Leonard DeGraaf ; foreword by Bill Gates.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Sterling Signature, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  621.3092 DEG    Missing
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  621.3 DEGRAAF    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  621.3092 DE    Check Shelf
Description xxvii, 244 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [234]-237) and index.
Contents The education of an innovator -- The invention factory -- The tinfoil phonograph -- A big bonanza : Edison's electric lighting system -- From Menlo Park to West Orange -- A phonograph in every home -- Motion pictures -- Portland cement -- Storage battery -- Edison in World War I -- Rubber -- Remembering the wizard.
Summary Edison presents, in intimate detail, the man who helped engineer the modern world. One of history's most prolific inventors and perhaps America's first celebrity, Thomas Alva Edison did more than bring incandescent light into every household and industry; he created a world-renowned brand, raised capital to support research and business and pursued patents for his 1,000+ inventions. Leonard DeGraaf, archivist for the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, chronicles Edison's life and work, making lively and lavish use of never-before-published primary sources, including Edison's personal and business correspondence, lab notebooks, drawings and advertising material, along with both historic and modern photographs.
Subject Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Gates, Bill, 1955- writer of supplementary textual content.
Added Title Edison & the rise of innovation
ISBN 9781402767364: $29.95
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