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Edison and the rise of innovation / Leonard DeGraaf ; foreword by Bill Gates.

DeGraaf, Leonard, (author.).
Book Book ([2013])
Description: xxvii, 244 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling Signature, [2013]
3 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 920/EDISON (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781402767364 :
  • ISBN: 1402767366
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [234]-237) and index.
Contents: The education of an innovator -- The invention factory -- The tinfoil phonograph -- A big bonanza : Edison's electric lighting system -- From Menlo Park to West Orange -- A phonograph in every home -- Motion pictures -- Portland cement -- Storage battery -- Edison in World War I -- Rubber -- Remembering the wizard.
Summary: Edison presents, in intimate detail, the man who helped engineer the modern world. One of history's most prolific inventors and perhaps America's first celebrity, Thomas Alva Edison did more than bring incandescent light into every household and industry; he created a world-renowned brand, raised capital to support research and business and pursued patents for his 1,000+ inventions. Leonard DeGraaf, archivist for the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, chronicles Edison's life and work, making lively and lavish use of never-before-published primary sources, including Edison's personal and business correspondence, lab notebooks, drawings and advertising material, along with both historic and modern photographs.
Authors: Gates, Bill, 1955- (writer of supplementary textual content.).
Alternate Title: Edison & the rise of innovation
Citation: DeGraaf, Leonard. "Edison and the rise of innovation." New York, NY : Sterling Signature, 2013.

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