Edison's electric light: biography of an invention

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Rutgers University Press, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 263 pages
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So encrusted with folklore has Edison's invention of the electric light become that we may be hard-pressed to recognize its significance. This account, unlike others, focuses on the invention rather than the inventor to remind us how extraordinary an achievement it was. Friedel and his colleagues draw chiefly on notes, calculations, and sketches from Edison's laboratory notebooks as well as other contemporary records to re-create the process of invention. Eminently readable and meticulously researched, this illustrated volume is a scholarly work of high order. It belongs in every research collection and in most general collections as well.

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About the author (1986)

Robert Friedel is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland. He is the author of "Pioneer Plastic: The Making and Selling of Celluloid, Edison's Electric Light, " and "Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty.

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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