The Electric Light: Thomas Edison's Illuminating Invention

The Electric Light: Thomas Edison's Illuminating Invention

by Liz Sonneborn
     
 

"I have it now!" Thomas Edison declared to the press in September 1878. These words announced that the famous inventor of the phonograph was on the cusp of his greatest achievement-the invention of an electric light. Edison overcame daunting obstacles, bested fierce competitors, and wrestled with self-doubt to perfect the invention that would revolutionize the way we… See more details below

Overview

"I have it now!" Thomas Edison declared to the press in September 1878. These words announced that the famous inventor of the phonograph was on the cusp of his greatest achievement-the invention of an electric light. Edison overcame daunting obstacles, bested fierce competitors, and wrestled with self-doubt to perfect the invention that would revolutionize the way we conduct our lives. The Electric Light: Thomas Edison's Illuminating Invention tells the dramatic story of how Edison and the team of scientists at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, made the electric light a reality. It also explores the many ways in which this remarkable invention has shaped the United States by transforming nearly every aspect of daily life in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791093504
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Milestones in American History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Edison's Newest Marvel     1
Ambition and Invention     11
The Wizard     22
Solving the Puzzle     35
Perfecting the System     47
Conquering Manhattan     57
The War of the Electric Currents     68
"Electric Lights Are Too Old for Me"     80
The Electric Age     91
Chronology     105
Timeline     106
Notes     108
Bibliography     110
Further Reading     111
Index     114

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