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DK Biography: Thomas Edison

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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.
Thomas Edison tells the story of the famous inventor, from his childhood as an "addled" student, to
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 3rd 2009 by DK CHILDREN
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Mar 07, 2014 Chris rated it liked it
Here in the UK Thomas Edison is not a name you hear very often. This is surprising considering the contributions he made to science and modern living. Whilst it is a myth that he invented the light bulb it is true to say he made important improvements to the original design that made the bulb infinitely more practical and useful.

During his lifetime Edison was responsible for inventing, or developing further, the Phonograph, Vitascope (an early form of cinema) the electric dynamo, underground co
Aug 24, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
I love this series. The information is more dense than the DK Eyewitness books, but there's still a lot of photos and illustrations to help kids wrap the heads around it. It's so interesting to learn the life story that was happening around such important people and events.

We read this a couple of years ago and now we're reading it again with kids that were too young to read it last time.
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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. They include Bridges From My Side to Yours and What If You Met a Pirate. Jan Adkins lives in Novato, California.
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