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Children's LiteratureThe search for a cheap and easy source of light began long before 1879, when Thomas Edison and his helpers produced a lamp that glowed with electricity for 13 hours. In this "Fact Finders" series book, the reader is led from the days of whale oil usage to that of gas and arc lamps, candles and incandescence. The book contains a good explanation of how a light bulb works, as well as an introduction to various types of light bulbs that are on the market today. For the adventuresome in spirit, there is a "how-to" hands-on exercise for lighting a bulb. What's one thing on the list of what you'll need for this experiment? An adult! The book is geared toward standardized curriculum objectives and, as such, includes a fast fact page, as well as a glossary, index, further reading list, and directions on using a research website maintained by Capstone. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 7 to 10.
— Susan Schott Karr