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Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit Up the World (Sterling Biographies Series)
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Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit Up the World (Sterling Biographies Series)

by Martin Woodside
 

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The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. That was Thomas Edison’s philosophy, and it led him to create the incandescent light bulb and illuminate the world with electricity. But that was just one of the many groundbreaking inventions Edison devised, many of which changed the shape of entertainment, industry, and everyday life.

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The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. That was Thomas Edison’s philosophy, and it led him to create the incandescent light bulb and illuminate the world with electricity. But that was just one of the many groundbreaking inventions Edison devised, many of which changed the shape of entertainment, industry, and everyday life. Meet the Wizard of Menlo Park, and see how he grew from a lonely, inquisitive boy who carried out experiments in his basement to the smart, enterprising, and imaginative inventor who gave us the stock market ticker, helped develop the phonograph and cinema, and even came up with the first storage battery and electric car.

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Foucart
Edison's life and accomplishments are presented in a well-researched and logically-ordered fashion in this new biography. The life and inventions of Thomas Edison are illustrated with plenty of photographs and drawings, which adds another layer of interest to a fascinating topic. Boxes give pertinent information about other people and inventions that were influential in Edison's life, without interrupting the flow of the overall narrative. The ending fails to satisfy, with no discussion of what his family did after his death or commentary about his lasting legacy in the world today. Also, the descriptions of his home life seemed to try too hard to be neutral in the face of his strained relationships with the children from his first marriage. However, this biography will work very well for school projects of fourth- or fifth-grade students or simply as reading material for children interested in Edison's life and times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402732294
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Sterling Biographies Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
656,622
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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