Gain new insight into the life of quintessential American inventor Thomas Alva Edison with this comprehensive biography. Delving deeply into the personal and professional life of "The Wizard of Menlo Park," author Frank Lewis Dyer offers a fascinating glimpse into Edison's extraordinary mind and remarkable ambition.
Publisher : The Floating Press
published : 1910
It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a...
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
published : 2012
Welcome to the City Unspoken, where Gods and Mortals come to die. Contrary to popular wisdom, death is not the end, nor is it a passage to some transcendent afterlife. Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but...
Publisher : Tom Doherty Associates
published : 2014
I Have Fun Everywhere I Go is a rollicking, high-octane, always irreverent journey through the seamy side of the publishing industry. Mike Edison's résumÃ© spans twenty years and a slew of notorious titles, including Screw , High Times , Penthouse , and Hustler . An Ivy League dropout who's never looked back, Edison embarked on a career that's...
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
published : 2008
A wild and uncompromising history of four infamous magazines and the outlaws behind them, Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! is the first book to rip the sheet off of the sleazy myth-making machine of Hugh Hefner and Playboy, and reveal the doomed history of Hefner?s arch rival, Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, whose messiah complex and heedless spending ?...
Publisher : Soft Skull Press
published : 2011
The contents of the textbook are organized systematically in an understandable and applicable manner for the health care professionals . Nursing research is a means to improve the health of the people. It is a way to identify new knowledge, improve professional education and practice, and use resources effectively. Systematic use of research process...
Publisher : Jaypee Brothers Pvt. Ltd.
published : 2011
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching...
Publisher : Saddleback Educational Publishing
published : 2008
You're about to be an eyewitness to the top ten days in Thomas Edison's life, including: An instinctive moment of bravery that launched a career A lucky break that freed him for a life of invention An incredible boast that he quickly proved true A flash of insight that lit the world And the creation of our favorite pastime, the movies....
Publisher : Aladdin
published : 2009
The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S. history lose respect, money, and credibility in such...
Publisher : Taylor and Francis
published : 2005