The Resource The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America, Ernest Freeberg

The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America, Ernest Freeberg

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The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America
Title
The age of Edison
Title remainder
electric light and the invention of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Freeberg
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Age of Edison places the story of Edison's invention in the context of a technological revolution that transformed America and Europe in these decades. Edison and his fellow inventors emerged from a culture shaped by broad public education, a lively popular press that took an interest in science and technology, and an American patent system that encouraged innovation and democratized the benefits of invention. And in the end, as Freeberg shows, Edison's greatest invention was not any single technology, but rather his reinvention of the process itself. At Menlo Park he gathered the combination of capital, scientific training, and engineering skill that would evolve into the modern research and development laboratory. His revolutionary electrical grid not only broke the stronghold of gas companies, but also ushered in an era when strong, clear light could become accessible to everyone"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Dewey number
303.48/3097309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T173.4
LC item number
.F74 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin history of American life
Target audience
adult
The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America, Ernest Freeberg
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The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America, Ernest Freeberg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-341) and index
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25 cm.
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Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781594204265
Lccn
2012039513
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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SALSBT
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illustrations
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