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Edison

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ISBN10 : 0679644652

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 800

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world—already reeling from his invention of the phonograph and dozens of other revolutionary devices—that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius (“I haven’t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old”) patented 1,093 inventions, not including others, such as the X-ray fluoroscope, that he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. One of the achievements of this staggering new biography, the first major life of Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison—the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies—as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory. Edmund Morris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, brings to the task all the interpretive acuity and literary elegance that distinguished his previous biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Ludwig van Beethoven. A trained musician, Morris is especially well equipped to recount Edison’s fifty-year obsession with recording technology and his pioneering advances in the synchronization of movies and sound. Morris sweeps aside conspiratorial theories positing an enmity between Edison and Nikola Tesla and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship. Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged access to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page—the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due.

Edison

Author : Frank Lewis Dyer,Thomas Commerford Martin

ISBN10 : 1775418456

Publisher : The Floating Press

Number of Pages : 940

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Gain new insight into the life of quintessential American inventor Thomas Alva Edison with this comprehensive biography. Delving deeply into the personal and professional life of "The Wizard of Menlo Park," author Frank Lewis Dyer offers a fascinating glimpse into Edison's extraordinary mind and remarkable ambition.

Thomas Edison for Kids

Author : Laurie Carlson

ISBN10 : 1613743041

Publisher : Chicago Review Press

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Provides an introduction of Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists. Children try Edison's experiments themselves with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, and more.

Edison in the Boardroom

Author : Julie L. Davis,Suzanne S. Harrison

ISBN10 : 0471217352

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Julie L. Davis and Suzanne Harrison Today's corporations are always on the lookout for exciting new andinnovative ideas that can be used to generate revenue. Up untilrecently, this meant taking these ideas and turning them intoproducts or services, which could then be sold for profit. Buttoday, a unique new concept is revolutionizing the way companiesare getting value from ideas. Instead of incorporating them intoproducts or services, today's innovations may be bartered, licensedor sold in the "idea" stage for tremendous amounts of money. Forexample, IBM currently receives well over $1 billion in revenueevery year from licensing its intellectual property, unrelated tothe manufacture of a single product. Today more and more companiesare adopting this idea of turning their legal departments, whereintellectual property is housed, from cost centers into profitcenters. Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value fromTheir Intellectual Assets takes an in-depth look at therevolutionary concept of Intellectual asset management (IAM). IAMis changing the way companies all over the world are doingbusiness. In their careers as business consultants, the authorshave been privileged to meet individuals who were clearly ahead oftheir time when it came to realizing value from their companies'innovations. Based on their interactions with the ICM Gathering--aninternational group of companies who meet several times a year tocreate, define and benchmark best practices in the area of IAM--theauthors have compiled a wealth of knowledge and successful storiesthat illustrate how far businesses have come in their ability toleverage and monetize their intellectual assets. Incorporating stories and teachings from some of the mostsuccessful companies in the worlds -- such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM,Procter & Gamble, Rockwell, Dow, Ford and many others -- theauthors have made an exhaustive study of IAM and its implicationsfor today's businesses. They have culled a hierarchy of bestpractices that today's companies can integrate into their ownbusiness philosophies to gain the best return from theirintellectual assets.

Innovate Like Edison

Author : Michael J. Gelb,Sarah Miller Caldicott

ISBN10 : 1101213809

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Read Sarah Miller Caldicott's posts on the Penguin Blog. Michael J. Gelb, author of the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, and Sarah Miller Caldicott, a descendant of Thomas Edison, introduce a revolutionary new system for successful innovation. Bestselling author Michael J. Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott introduce a carefully researched, easy-to-apply system of the five success secrets inspired by the creative methods of Thomas Alva Edison. The greatest innovator in American history, Edison set the stage for America’s global leadership in innovation by his focus on practical accomplishment. Now Gelb and Caldicott apply the best practices of this American genius to contemporary business situations to help today’s leaders harness their own innovative potential. Innovate Like Edison is a blueprint for success that will enable executives and entrepreneurs to revitalize their own ingenuity and thrive in today’s culture of innovation.

Moving Images

Author : John Fullerton,Astrid Söderbergh Widding

ISBN10 : 0861969170

Publisher : Indiana University Press

Number of Pages : 216

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: In 1888, Thomas Edison announced that he was experimenting on "an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion." Just as Edison’s investigations were framed in terms of the known technologies of the phonograph and the microscope, the essays in this collection address the contexts of innovation and reception that have framed the development of moving images in the last 100 years. Three concerns are of particular interest: the contexts of innovation and reception for moving image technologies; the role of the observer, whose vision and cognitive processes define some of the limits of inquiry and epistemological insight; and the role of new media, which, engaging with the domestic sphere as cultural interface, are transforming our understanding of public and private spheres. The 17 previously unpublished essays in Moving Images represent the best of current research in the history of this field. They make a timely and stimulating contribution to debates concerning the impact of new media on the history of cinema. Contributors include: William Boddy, Carlos Bustamante, Warren Buckland, Valeria Camporesi, Bent Fausing, Oliver Gaycken, Alison Griffiths, Christopher Hales, Jan Holmberg, Solveig Jülich, Frank Kessler, Jay Moman, Sheila C. Murphy, Pelle Snickars, Paul C. Spehr, Björn Thuresson, and Åke Walldius.

Thomas Edison

Author : Carole Marsh

ISBN10 : 9780635015624

Publisher : Gallopade International

Number of Pages : 12

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Thomas Edison was a world famous inventor who patented hundreds of inventions in America and Europe. He was also a manufacturer and businessman. A life-long hard worker, Edison serves as an inspiration for many scientists and inventors, young and old. These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses. Get the Answer Key for the Quizzes! Click HERE.

Young Thomas Edison

Author : Sterling North

ISBN10 : 1101022310

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Unable to hear, Thomas Edison seemed unlikely to become one of America?s greatest inventors, but as a hardworking young man, he wasn?t about to let a minor obstacle stop him. He invented the phonograph, the incandescent lightbulb, and motion pictures, to name but three of his many important inventions. Eventually he was named ?the greatest living American.? Follow Thomas Edison?s life from losing his sense of hearing to losing his hard-earned fortune, in this intriguing biography by Newbery Honor author Sterling North.

Edison

Author : Edmund Morris

ISBN10 : 0679644652

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 800

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world—already reeling from his invention of the phonograph and dozens of other revolutionary devices—that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius (“I haven’t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old”) patented 1,093 inventions, not including others, such as the X-ray fluoroscope, that he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. One of the achievements of this staggering new biography, the first major life of Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison—the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies—as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory. Edmund Morris, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, brings to the task all the interpretive acuity and literary elegance that distinguished his previous biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, and Ludwig van Beethoven. A trained musician, Morris is especially well equipped to recount Edison’s fifty-year obsession with recording technology and his pioneering advances in the synchronization of movies and sound. Morris sweeps aside conspiratorial theories positing an enmity between Edison and Nikola Tesla and presents proof of their mutually admiring, if wary, relationship. Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged access to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page—the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due.

Edison on Innovation

Author : Alan Axelrod

ISBN10 : 9780470231395

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: In this fascinating exploration of one of the most celebrated and innovative minds, best-selling author Alan Axelrod cuts through the myths and reverence surrounding Edison’s “genius” to show how the inventor was, in fact, an ordinary man who created extraordinary work. While many of us believe that creativity, like genius, is something that just happens by chance or destiny, Edison’s life demonstrates that creativity of the very highest order can indeed be summoned up at will, and even reduced to a reliable working method and set of principles.

Edison

Author : Quincy Shaw

ISBN10 : 1612309704

Publisher : New Word City

Number of Pages : 190

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: We remember Thomas Alva Edison as the craggy, rumpled inventor of the light bulb and the phonograph - a prodigy, the affable "Wizard of Menlo Park." But he also was a visionary entrepreneur who changed the world. What Edison invented was the modern age. Here is his unforgettable story.

Edison

Author : Ronald Clark

ISBN10 : 1448210275

Publisher : A&C Black

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a patent every two weeks of his adult life, was the most famous American of his day. Only now, however, is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to access fairly his achievements and his often controversial business and working methods. In Edison: The Man Who Made The Future, first published in 1977, Ronald Clark describes the inventors early untutored upbringing, his struggles in the industrial jungle which grew up in the aftermath of the American Civil War, and his vital contributions to what became the motion picture industry. A prolific inventor in his own right, he was also a developer of other men's ideas. A pacifist, he became President of the U.S. Naval Consulting Board in the First World War. Thrusting, enquiring, and determined to leave his mark on history, he was, perhaps, the archetypal American of his era.

Who Was Thomas Alva Edison?

Author : Margaret Frith,Who HQ

ISBN10 : 110163992X

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 869

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Book Summary: 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.

Edison: His Life and Inventions

Author : Thomas Commerford Martin,Frank Lewis Dyer

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 622

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "Edison: His Life and Inventions" by Thomas Commerford Martin, Frank Lewis Dyer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Edison

Author : Stacy E. Spies

ISBN10 : 1439610681

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Photography

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Book Summary: Edison, named for its most famous resident, inventor Thomas Alva Edison, can be called the birthplace of modern life as we know it. It was here at his Menlo Park complex that Thomas Edison created the incandescent electric lightbulb and 300 other inventions, providing residents with not only a place of employment but also a source of national pride. Known as Raritan Township until 1954, Edison was a slow-paced agricultural community until the twentieth century, with farms remaining until the 1950s. After World War II, in the country's rush to house returning war veterans, the expansive farmland became desirable real estate . Edison celebrates the township's history from its rural beginnings as a collection of small villages, to the arrival of the automobile culture on the Lincoln Highway and super highway U.S. Route 1, to its coming-of-age as a modern suburban community during the mid-twentieth century. This book combines photographs from the collections of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society and the National Park Service, with some of the hundreds taken in the early years of the twentieth century by J. Lloyd Grimstead. Edison includes the many villages that make up the township: Oak Tree, Bonhamtown, Piscatawaytown, Stelton, New Durham, Pumptown Corners, New Dover, and Potters.

Edison and Ford in Florida

Author : Mike Cosden,Brent Newman,Chris Starostecki,Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates

ISBN10 : 1439653143

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Prolific inventor Thomas Edison and automobile pioneer Henry Ford shaped the modern world like few others in history. The lives of these close friends intersected at their winter homes in southwest Florida. Edison first visited the tiny cattle-ranching community of Fort Myers in 1885, building a home and laboratory soon after. There, he wintered with his wife, Mina, and their children, Madeleine, Charles, and Theodore. Ford purchased the adjacent estate in 1916, wintering in the area with his wife, Clara, and son, Edsel. Here in southwest Florida, these famous neighbors relaxed and found time to explore new projects.

Edison’s Concrete Piano

Author : Judy Wearing

ISBN10 : 1554905516

Publisher : ECW/ORIM

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: Not even geniuses get it right the first time . . . An “entertaining” look at the failures of great inventors (Booklist). To achieve great things, you have to be willing to take risks—and as Edison’s Concrete Piano reveals, some of the most famous names in history experienced plenty of flops and face-plants in the course of their careers. Thomas Edison, for example, not only revolutionized the world with the light bulb, but also designed a concrete piano, a nonoperational helicopter made from box kites and piano wire, and a machine to speak to the dead. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, actually devoted most of his time to his sheep farm in Nova Scotia—devising a multi-nippled sheep somewhere along the way. You’ll also read about Leonardo da Vinci’s walk-on-water shoes, George Washington Carver’s miracle peanut cure, and much more. The ludicrous ideas, faulty designs, and offbeat hobbies in this volume will inspire laughs—and serve as a reminder that even the very best minds make mistakes. “Captivating . . . This book is full of lessons for inventors and non-inventors alike.” —Henry Petroski, author of Success through Failure

The Edison Schools

Author : Kenneth J. Saltman

ISBN10 : 113593004X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Education

Viewed : 1921

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Book Summary: The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S. history lose respect, money, and credibility in such a short time? Revealing how American McEducation went from glory to crisis, The Edison Schools tracks entrepreneur Christopher Whittle's plan to introduce a standardized nationwide curriculum and cut administrative waste. Education specialist Kenneth J. Saltman finds that the critics' predictions came true in Edison schools across the country: Experienced teachers left in droves, students were virtually given answers to standardized tests to drive up scores, and difficult students were "counselored" out.

Edison to Enron

Author : Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

ISBN10 : 1118192516

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 602

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: The oil industry in the United States has been the subject ofinnumerable histories. But books on the development of the naturalgas industry and the electricity industry in the U.S. are scarce.Edison to Enron is a readable flowing history of two ofAmerica's largest and most colorful industries. It begins with the story of Samuel Insull, a poor boy fromEngland, who started his career as Thomas Edison's right-hand man,then went on his own and became one of America's topindustrialists. But when Insull's General Electric's energy empirecollapsed during the Great Depression, the hitherto Great Man wasdenounced and prosecuted and died a pauper. Against that backdrop,the book introduces Ken Lay, a poor boy from Missouri who began hiscareer as an aide to the head of Humble oil, now part of ExxonMobil. Lay went on to become a Washington bureaucrat and energyregulator and then became the wunderkind of the natural gasindustry in the 1980s with Enron. To connect the lives of these two energy giants, Edison toEnron takes the reader through the flamboyant history of theAmerican energy industry, from Texas wildcatters to the greatpipeline builders to the Washington wheeler-dealers. From the Reviews... "This scholarly work fills in much missing history about two ofAmerica's most important industries, electricity and naturalgas." —Joseph A. Pratt, NEH-Cullen Professor of History andBusiness, University of Houston "... a remarkable book on the political inner workings of theU.S. energy industry." —Robert Peltier, PE, Editor-in-Chief, POWERMagazine "This is a powerful story, brilliantly told." —Forrest McDonald, Historian

Thomas Edison

Author : Kaitlin Scirri

ISBN10 : 1502645327

Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Young Adult Nonfiction

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Book Summary: The name Thomas Edison is associated with some of the world's greatest inventions: the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. What inspired Edison to become an inventor? What struggles did he encounter on his way to greatness, and how did he overcome them? Readers will learn all about Edison, including his biographical details, challenges he encountered, and how he achieved his greatest inventions. Readers will learn about the industrialization of America, Edison's role in nineteenth- and twentieth-century history, and his legacy today. Utilizing color photographs and intriguing sidebars, this book will draw readers in as they learn about Edison's childhood, his famous rivalries, his relationship with the press, and how he became known as the "Wizard of Menlo Park."