Edison. A life of invention (Broché)

Paul Israel

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  • Paru le : 20/04/2000
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The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: With only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds and becomes one of the greatest inventors in history. But the portrait that emerges from Edison: A Life of lnvention reveals a man of genius and astonishing foresight whose career was actually a product of his fast-changing era. In this peerless biography, Paul Israel exposes for the first time the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning Country on the brink of massive change. Informed by Israel's unprecedented access to workshop diaries, notebooks, letters, and more than five million pages of archives, this definitive biography brings fresh insights to a singularly influential and triumphant career in science.
    • Childhood and education
    • Itinerant telegrapher
    • From operator to inventor
    • A leading electromechanician
    • Competing interests
    • From shop to laboratory
    • New directions
    • The invention factory
    • The wizard of Menlo Park
    • Inventing a system
    • From research to development
    • Inventing an industry
    • Family matters
    • A new laboratory
    • Inventing entertainment
    • Industrial research
    • Competition and consolidation
    • Innovation and enthusiasm
    • A modern legend
    • Fame in the family
    • The business of innovation
    • Edison incorporated
    • Inventor-philosopher
  • Date de parution : 20/04/2000
  • Editeur : Wiley
  • ISBN : 0-471-36270-0
  • EAN : 9780471362708
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 552 pages
  • Poids : 0.775 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,7 cm × 23,5 cm × 3,6 cm

Biographie de Paul Israel

Paul Israel is the managing editor of the multivolume documentary edition of the Thomas Edison Papers at Rutgers University and the coauthor of Edison's Electric Light. He lives in Highland Park, New Jersey.

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