Edison A Life of Invention

ISBN-10: 0471362700
ISBN-13: 9780471362708
Edition: 1998
Authors: Paul Israel
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Paul Israel's ambitious Edison brightens the unexamined corners of a singularly influential and triumphant career in science. Edison places its subject in the context of the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath, providing a rich understanding of how Edison developed the collaborative research model upon which today's corporate research firms and think tanks are based. Armed with unprecedented access to workshop diaries, letters, and more than five million pages of Edison archives, Israel has written the definitive biography of the century's godfather of invention.

Acknowledgments
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
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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