Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

by Margaret Frith, John O'Brien
     
 

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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then

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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here’s an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756958305
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages:
106
Sales rank:
351,951
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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