Thomas Alva Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park [NOOK Book]

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Biographical profile of Thomas Edison, regarded as the inventor of the "method of invention" as much as he is for being "the most prodigious inventor of his era, indeed of all time," as Time Magazine reported in 1999. Edison introduced the concept of the modern research facility and received 1,093 patents during his lifetime; no one else even comes close! Not all of his inventions were new discoveries; some were merely improvements in existing technology. Lamps and bulbs, for example, had been around for years, ...
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Thomas Alva Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park

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Overview

Biographical profile of Thomas Edison, regarded as the inventor of the "method of invention" as much as he is for being "the most prodigious inventor of his era, indeed of all time," as Time Magazine reported in 1999. Edison introduced the concept of the modern research facility and received 1,093 patents during his lifetime; no one else even comes close! Not all of his inventions were new discoveries; some were merely improvements in existing technology. Lamps and bulbs, for example, had been around for years, but his refinement, the incandescent bulb, made light practical, and brought it into shops, factories, and homes. And some of the patents should have been attributed to others who worked with Edison. Award-winning author and syndicated columnist Daniel Alef brings out the story of Edison and his remarkable life of ups, downs and achievements. [1,387-word Titans of Fortune article].
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608041213
  • Publisher: Titans of Fortune Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/31/2009
  • Series: Titans of Fortune
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 920,541
  • File size: 240 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Alef has written many legal articles, one law book, one historical anthology, Centennial Stories, and authored the award-winning historical novel, Pale Truth (MaxIt Publishing, 2000). Foreword Magazine named Pale Truth book of the year for general fiction in 2001 and the novel received many outstanding reviews including ones from Publishers Weekly and the American Library Association's Booklist. A sequel to Pale Truth, currently entitled Measured Swords, has just been completed.
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Cell phones, high definition TV, hybrid cars, iPods, laptops, and Wi-Fi, are becoming commonplace. If asked to name the inventor of any of these technological wonders, we simply shrug our shoulders and plead ignorance. Thomas Alva Edison, the man who gave us light and helped usher in the age of technology, would be forgiven for scoffing at our shortcomings.
Today, Edison is as highly regarded as the inventor of the "method of invention," as he is for being "the most prodigious inventor of his era, indeed of all time," as Time Magazine reported in 1999. Edison introduced the concept of the modern research facility and received 1,093 patents during his lifetime; no one else even comes close! Not all of his inventions were new discoveries; some were merely improvements in existing technology. Lamps and bulbs, for example, had been around for years, but his refinement, the incandescent bulb, made light practical, and brought it into shops, factories, and homes. And some of the patents should have been attributed to others who worked with Edison.
Born February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio, Edison was the last of seven children. Years younger than his siblings, he was raised as an only child. He was awkward, had an enlarged head, and did not speak until he was four. His father thought he was feeble. When Edison was five, he saw a neighborhood boy get swept away by a raging river but unaccountably remained mute while the town searched the woods for the missing boy.
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  • Posted October 17, 2011

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    I thought I was purchasing a book, but all I got was a six page article. I can get more info free off a Google search. Very disappointed in B&N.

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