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Edison : a life of invention

Author: Paul Israel
Publisher: New York [u.a.] : John Wiley et Sons, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This biography of Thomas Edison (1847-1931) studies and evaluates his career as an inventor and explores in detail how he created inventions that shaped the 20th century, including the electric  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Israel
ISBN: 0471362700 9780471362708
OCLC Number: 916862599
Description: VIII, 552 S. : Ill.
Contents: 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; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Paul Israel.


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