Item description for Thomas Edison (In Their Own Words) by George E. Sullivan...
Overview Enhanced with black-and-white illustrations, photos, and historic prints, a biography provides a look at the life and accomplishments of this great American inventor and the inspiration behind some of his most well-known creations. Original.
Publishers Description In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison tells the exciting story of Edison's life using his laboratory notes, business records, and personal recollections. "I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it." With these words, Thomas Edison explains how he developed ideas and turned them into useful inventions. Although he is most famous for inventing the lightbulb, Edison is credited with hundreds of inventions. The young boy who did poorly in school became one of the most famous men in America. This exciting new biography of Thomas Edison will enlighten, as well as entertain, elementary school kids.
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Studio: Scholastic Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN 0439263190 ISBN13 9780439263191 UPC 078073004508
Availability 0 units.
More About George E. Sullivan
Author George Edward Sullivan was born on August 11, 1927, in Lowell, MA. Between 1945 and 1948, he was in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a journalist. He has written over 200 nonfiction books for children and young adults on a wide variety of topics. In 2005, his book BUILT TO LAST was honored with the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children. Sullivan is a member of PEN, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He lives in New York with his wife.
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informative and entertaining Jul 30, 2009
I picked up this book in a garage sale as a gift for my 10 year old son. We both enjoyed reading about Thomas Edison's childhood, his first job, his blunders and his ingenius inventions. As he says in his own words: "I have got so much to do and life is so short, I'm going to hustle." He did hustle, and he perfected about over 1,000 new inventions He didn't only invent the light bulb, as thought by so many people. he also invented the first recorded sound (phonograph), the first WORKING video camera, was the first to create a movie with a plot (story line) he also mined for metals and made cement from limestone. the old Yankee Stadium was built with thomas edison's company's cement. He was hoping that the automobiles would run on electricity, so he produced better and longer lasting batteries... this book tells us all of the amazing inventions one man did at the turn of the century (him being the one who actually TURned the century with his inventions)