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The diary and sundry observations of Thomas Alva Edison;

Author: Thomas A Edison; Dagobert D Runes
Publisher: New York, Philosophical Library [1948]
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Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Diary and sundry observations of Thomas Alva Edison.
New York, Philosophical Library [1948]
(OCoLC)602093263
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas Alva Edison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Edison; Dagobert D Runes
OCLC Number: 684703
Description: xii, 247 p. illus., ports. 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Autobiographical --
ch. 2. Motion pictures and the arts: Money and movies --
The beginning of motion pictures --
On music --
Our musical future --
ch. 3. War and peace: On atomic energy --
Chances of war --
Harnessing of new powers --
The wars of tomorrow --
On disarmament conferences --
The fight against radicalism --
ch. 4. Education and work: Education and speed --
Obsolete education --
Memory testing --
The habit of forgetting --
The new generation --
The unrest of youth --
Maturity and youth --
Employment and education --
The will to work --
The college of business --
Visual education --
ch. 5. The philosophy of Paine --
ch. 6. Man and machine: They won't think --
Machine and progress --
They do what they like to do --
The inventor's lot --
The desire for change --
Age and achievement --
ch. 7. For a better world: Economics of fear --
The standard of gold --
Nations and the gold standard --
ch. 8. The realms beyond: Life after death --
Life's flashbacks --
Memory units --
The mystery of life --
Spiritualism --
Spirit communication.
Responsibility: ed. by Dagobert D. Runes.

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