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Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
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Edison, His Life and Inventions

by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin

8 ratings, 5 reviews

A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage battery, and the electric light. In the words of the authors, “It is designed in these pages to bring the reader face to face with Edison; to glance at an interesting childhood and a youthful period marked by a capacity for doing things, and by an insatiable thirst for knowledge; then to accompany him into the great creative stretch of forty years, during which he has done so much. This book shows him plunged deeply into work for which he has always had an incredible capacity, reveals the exercise of his unsurpassed inventive ability, his keen reasoning powers, his tenacious memory, his fertility of resource; follows him through a series of innumerable experiments, conducted methodically, reaching out like rays of search-light into all the regions of science and nature, and finally exhibits him emerging triumphantly from countless difficulties bearing with him in new arts the fruits of victorious struggle.”

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8 ratings, 5 reviews

Janiece Anderson

January 16, 2014

So incredible , what this man accloplished


Ana Irene

June 10, 2013

Never, never stop dreaming... Edison is a true inventor that never give up


Anh Nguyen

April 03, 2013



Dan Wegelin

December 28, 2012

What an awesome American. I had no idea how important his life still is for modern electrical science. I think we're ready for a twenty first century Edison.


Djibril Cisse

March 14, 2012

Great book but too complicated for those who don't have a technical background.