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Edison: His Life and Inventions
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Authors: Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin 
Book Description:
Prior to this book’s original publication in 1910, no complete, authentic, and authorized record of the work of Mr. Edison had been given to the world. The authors deemed themselves happy in the confidence reposed in them, and in the constant assistance they enjoyed from Mr. Edison while preparing these pages, a great many of which are altogether Mr. Edison’s own. The cooperation in no sense relieved the authors of responsibility as to any of the views or statements of their own that the book contains. They realized the extreme reluctance of Mr. Edison to be made the subject of any biography at all; but he felt that, if it must be written, it were best done by the hands of friends and associates of longstanding, whose judgment and discretion he could trust, and whose intimate knowledge of the facts would save him from misrepresentation.
These pages were designed 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 had done so much. This book shows him plunged deeply into work for which he always had an incredible capacity, reveals the exercise of his unsurpassed inventive ability, his keen reasoning powers, his tenacious memory, and his fertility of resource. It 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. (SNOVA)

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Table of Contents:


Chapter 1. The Age of Electricity (pp. 1-4)

Chapter 2. Edison's Pedigree (pp. 5-10)

Chapter 3. Boyhood at Port Huron, Michigan (pp. 11-22)

Chapter 4. The Young Telegraph Operator (pp. 23-30)

Chapter 5. Arduous Years in the Central West (pp. 31-46)

Chapter 6. Work and Invention in Boston (pp. 47-54)

Chapter 7. The Stock Ticker (pp. 55-66)

Chapter 8. Automatic, Duplex, and Quadruplex Telegraphy (pp. 67-80)

Chapter 9. The Telephone, Motograph, and Microphone (pp. 81-94)

Chapter 10. The Phonograph (pp. 95-108)

Chapter 11. The Invention of the Incandescent Lamp (pp. 109-122)

Chapter 12. Memories of Menlo Park (pp. 123-136)

Chapter 13. A World-Hunt for Filament Material (pp. 137-144)

Chapter 14. Inventing a Complete System of Lighting (pp. 145-158)

Chapter 15. Introduction of the Edison Electric Light (pp. 159-174)

Chapter 16. The First Edison Central Station (pp. 175-190)

Chapter 17. Other Early Stations-The Meter (pp. 191-204)

Chapter 118. The Electric Railway (pp. 205-216)

Chapter 19. Magnetic Ore Milling Work (pp. 217-230)

Chapter 20. Edison Portland Cement (pp. 231-240)

Chapter 21. Motion Pictures (pp. 241-250)

Chapter 22. The Development of the Edison Storage Battery (pp. 251-260)

Chapter 23. Miscellaneous Inventions (pp. 261-272)

Chapter 24. Edison's Method in Inventing (pp. 273-288)

Chapter 25. The Laboratory at Orange and the Staff (pp. 289-302)

Chapter 26. Edison in Commerce and Manufacture (pp. 303-312)

Chapter 27. The Value of Edison's Inventions to the World (pp. 313-324)

Chapter 28. The Black Flag (pp. 325-340)

Chapter 29. The Social Side of Edison (pp. 341-360)

Appendix (pp. 361-430)

List of United States Patents (pp. 431-454)

Foreign Patents (pp. 455-456)

Index (pp. 457)

Total Pages: 459

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - May
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-749-1
   Status: AV
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