Edison's electric light: biography of an invention

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Rutgers University Press, Jul 1, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 263 pages
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Traces the development of the electric light bulb, identifies technological problems, and describes Edison's working methods

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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 ... Read full review

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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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