Who Was Thomas Alva Edison - Paperback
Penguin Group • Temporarily Out of Stock • 83329
Thomas Alva Edison may be one of the world's greatest inventors, and this accessible biography discusses his scientific curiosities as a child and his important innovations that changed the world, like the light bulb and the phonograph. 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.