The Light Bulb

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In October 1879, Thomas Edison made a light bulb that glowed for over 13 hours. Did you know that some light bulbs today can last for 10,000 hours? Explore the history of the light bulb, and discover how this great invention developed into the lights we use today.
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Overview

In October 1879, Thomas Edison made a light bulb that glowed for over 13 hours. Did you know that some light bulbs today can last for 10,000 hours? Explore the history of the light bulb, and discover how this great invention developed into the lights we use today.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736822169
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Great Inventions Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Tyler Nobleman has written books on everything from ghosts to Groundhog Day, belly flops to the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Superman to summertime activities. Besides writing books, he is also a cartoonist whose work has appeared in more than 100 magazines.
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Marc Tyler Nobleman is the author of more than 50 books for young people. He writes regularly for Nickelodeon Magazine and has written for The History Channel. He is also a cartoonist whose single panels have appeared in more than 100 international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Forbes. He lives with his wife and daughter in Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Better Light 4
Chapter 2 Before the Light Bulb 6
Chapter 3 Inventors 12
Chapter 4 How a Light Bulb Works 16
Chapter 5 Lighting the World 18
Chapter 6 Light Bulbs Today 24
Time Line: Light Bulbs through the Years 26
Fast Facts 28
Hands On: Light a Bulb 29
Glossary 30
Internet Sites 31
Read More 31
Index 32
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