Thomas Edison

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DK Pub., 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Filled with archival photographs and amazing facts, this groundbreaking series introduces young readers to some of history's most interesting and influential characters. The series now features a refreshed design, taking the series' original look in a more modern direction.

DK Biography: Thomas Edison tells the story of the famous inventor, from his childhood as an -addled- student, to his reign as the -Wizard of Menlo Park, - where he developed the electric light bulb, the phonograph, and many other inventions still in use today.

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About the author (2009)

Jan Adkins, called "the consummate teacher" by David Macaulay, is the author and illustrator of more than three dozen books covering history, technology, and many other topics. He has also art-directed magazines, written TV scripts, and taught design at the college level. He lives on a horse ranch in Novato, California.