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Like many other Americans, George Eastman enjoyed taking photographs. But in 1877, photography was a complicated process that included chemicals, glass plates, and boxes full of equipment.

George Eastman decided there had to be an easier way to take pictures. Although he had a full-time job at a bank, he devoted every spare minute to experimenting with photography. Within a few years, he had created a better way to take pictures. His inventions led to a new business, the Eastman...

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Overview

Like many other Americans, George Eastman enjoyed taking photographs. But in 1877, photography was a complicated process that included chemicals, glass plates, and boxes full of equipment.

George Eastman decided there had to be an easier way to take pictures. Although he had a full-time job at a bank, he devoted every spare minute to experimenting with photography. Within a few years, he had created a better way to take pictures. His inventions led to a new business, the Eastman Kodak Company. The company's new films and cameras changed the world of photography Forever. For the first time, a person didn't have to be a professional photographer to take a picture. Eastman's cameras were so simple that even children could use them.

Because of his hard work and willingness to try new things, Eastman made photography as simple as pushing a button. His inventions changed American life forever.

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George Eastman made photography accessible to everyone by making cameras affordable and easy to use. A hard worker and ahead of his times, he created the Kodak Company and changed the way the world remembers the past. Eastman was not only a good businessman and scientist, but he also was a philanthropist. He gave away millions for education. He also donated money so that children in his hometown would have access to dental care. This title is part of the "Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained" series that explores many of the scientific advancements of the 19th century. These books do not just present science facts, but give every reader, even those not so interested in science, a chance to connect to the topic by providing a history of the person and presenting historical and cultural facts about the time period in information boxes. This book would make a fine resource in any library or classroom since it is an excellent research tool with a chronology, bibliography, glossary, index, and list of other books for further research. 2005, Mitchell Lane Publishers, Ages 9 to 14.
—Louise Parsons
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  • ISBN-13: 9781584152583
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Uncharted, Unexplored and Unexplained Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Complicated Hobby 7
FyInfo*: The Underground Railroad 9
Chapter 2 A Childhood Turned Upside-Down 11
FyInfo: Men's Clothing Styles of the 1870s 15
Chapter 3 Successes and Challenges 17
FYInfo: Thomas Alva Edison 27
Chapter 4 Making Money--And Giving it Away 29
FYInfo: Silent Movies 35
Chapter 5 George Eastman's Legacy 37
FYInfo: F. Scott Fitzgerald 41
Chronology 42
Timeline of Discovery 43
Chapter Notes 45
Glossary 46
Further Reading 47
Works Consulted 47
Index 48
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  • Posted June 7, 2010

    Please Answer!! I need help!!

    what city was this book published in? i need it for a bibliogrphy on my report but it doesn't seem to say a city

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