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Edison : a life of invention

Auteur: Paul Israel
Uitgever: New York : John Wiley, ©1998.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Through relentless tinkering, by trial and error, the story goes, Thomas Alva Edison perseveres - and changes the world. Working against the common perception of Edison as a symbol of a mythic American past where persistence and individuality yielded hard-earned success, Israel demonstrates how Edison's remarkable career was actually very much a product of the inventor's fast-changing era. Informed by more than five  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
Biographies
Genoemd persoon: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas Alva Edison; Thomas A Edison
Genre: Biografie, Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Paul Israel
ISBN: 0471529427 9780471529422 0471362700 9780471362708
OCLC-nummer: 38295195
Onderscheidingen: Society for the History of Technology Sidney Edelstein Prize, 2000.
Beschrijving: viii, 552 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhoud: Childhood and Education --
Itinerant Telegrapher --
From Operator to Inventor --
A Leading Electromechanician --
Competing Interests --
From Shop to Laboratory --
New Directions --
The Invention Factory --
The Wizard of Menlo Park --
Inventing a System --
From Research to Development --
Inventing an Industry --
Family Matters --
A New Laboratory --
Inventing Entertainment --
Industrial Research --
Competition and Consolidation --
Innovation and Enthusiasm --
A Modern Legend --
Fame in the Family --
The Business of Innovation --
Edison Incorporated --
Inventor-Philosopher.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Paul Israel.
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