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Edison's electric light : the art of invention

Author: Robert D Friedel; Paul Israel; Bernard S Finn
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Series: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of technology.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [Johns Hopkins ed.]View all editions and formats
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In September 1878, Thomas Alva Edison brashly - and prematurely - proclaimed his breakthrough invention of a workable electric light. Drawing from the documents in the Edison archives, this title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas Alva Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Friedel; Paul Israel; Bernard S Finn
ISBN: 9780801894824 0801894824
OCLC Number: 463454265
Notes: Revised edition of Edison's electric light / Robert Friedel & Paul Israel with Bernard S. Finn. 1986.
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of technology.
Responsibility: Robert Friedel and Paul Israel with Bernard S. Finn.

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Quite readable... Friedel and Israel provide a good description of the process of inventing a functional, marketable incandescent light bulb as well as an electric power grid. Choice Any library Read more...

 
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