They All Laughed...: From the Light Bulbs to Lasers : The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 238 pages
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An enlightening, fun look at scientific discoveries and the often wacky andac cidental ways in which they have led to some of the most important inventions. "An entertaining and informative tour of the laboratoris, institutes, and beauty salons of science".--New York Times Book Review.

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A great book full of laughs and science! Read full review

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User Review  - Lora - Goodreads

New winner!!! Longest subtitle: From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives Fun. Oldish. But if you listen to Ira Flatow on NPR, it's kind ... Read full review

Contents

Franklin the Modern Prometheus
1
Whose Light Bulb? Edison in a New Light
10
The War of the Currents or Lets Westinghouse Him
27
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Award-winning journalist Ira Flatow covered many Washington, D.C., stories during his career, including the White House beat, the assassination attempt of President Reagan, and the Senate Watergate hearings and trials. He became a science reporter for CBS's This Morning program; host and writer of the Emmy Award science series Newton's Apple on PBS; and veteran science correspondent for National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He also hosted a four-part PBS environmental series, Earthkeeping. His articles and comments on various scientific subjects have appeared in such diverse publications as TV Guide, Woman's Day, Science Digest, and The Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Flatow was born on March 9, 1949. He got his first taste of television news from working on a morning high school TV news program. When he entered State University of New York, at Buffalo in 1967 to study engineering, he began working in radio at Buffalo's WBFO. In 1971, Flatow joined the fledgling National Public Radio in Washington, where he covered medicine, health, technology, and the environment as a staff reporter and correspondent for 17 years. In 1982 Flatow expanded his journalism career to include television. Flatow's books include They All Laughed.From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives (1992) and Rainbows, Curve Balls and Other Wonders of the Natural World Explained (1988).

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