Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Paperback Who Was...? (Paperback)

By (author) Margaret Frith, Illustrated by John O'Brien

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  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 106 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 188mm x 8mm | 120g
  • Publication date: 27 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0448437651
  • ISBN 13: 9780448437651
  • Sales rank: 17,838

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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here s an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations."

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