Timeless Thomas

Timeless Thomas

How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives

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McMillan Palgrave

A companion to Gene Barretta's books on famous inventors.

Gene Barretta, the author of Now & Ben, Neo Leo, and Lincoln and Kennedy, enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors, in this enlightening picture book, Timeless Thomas.

What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common?

All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison.

Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions.

“[This] accessible and informative account [is] a worthy successor to Barretta's other men-and-ideas books.” —The New York Times

“A glowing tribute to the inventor who continues to influence modern life.” —Kirkus, starred

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250114785
Branch Call Number: J 621.3 BARRE
Characteristics: 35 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Notes: "Christy Ottaviano Books."


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

This book has great pictures and tells all about what thomas edison gave to us


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

This book shows some inventions thomas edison made and how they are used today like the battery, and phones and x-ray machine.He did not invent the phone but he was able to make it better


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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

The x-ray machine is a common way to photograph the inside of our bodies


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