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People/Characters: Thomas Edison

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"Ėdison". by Михаил Яковлевич Лапиров-Скобло
1898: The Birth of the American Century by David Traxel
AC/DC: The Savage Tale of the First Standards War by Tom McNichol
Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries That Changed the World by Michael White
The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America by Ernest Freeberg
America in the Gilded Age: Third Edition by Sean Dennis Cashman
American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron
And Having Writ by Donald R. Bensen
The Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison [Video] by Nest Entertainment
The Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison Activity Book & VHS Tape Set by Amy Binder
The Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison and the Electric Light by Nest Entertainment
April 1865: The Month That Saved America (P.S.) by Jay Winik
At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
Atomic Robo Volume 5: Deadly Art of Science by Brian Clevinger
Bamboo and Sailing Ships (Edison and Ft. Myers, Florida) by Florence Fritz
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr
Blunder by Zachary Shore
Brilliance by Anthony McCarten
City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit by Elmore Leonard
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Footeas Thomas A. Edison
Cobblestone: Thirty Greatest Americans 2010 January by Cobblestone magazine
Cobblestone: Thomas Alva Edison American Wizard 1980 February by Frances Brown
Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future by Cory Doctorow
Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons by Edward J. Renehan Jr.as Thomas A. Edison
Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-Ray by Linda Simon
Dawn's Early Light by Pip Ballantine
Dead Man's Hand by Tony Lee
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
The Doctor and the Dinosaur: A Weird West Tale by Mike Resnick
The Doctor and the Kid: A Weird West Tale by Mike Resnick
The Doctor and the Rough Rider: A Weird West Tale by Mike Resnick
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht
Ed Wynn's Son by Keenan Wynn
The Edison album; a pictorial biography of Thomas Alva Edison by Lawrence A. Frost
Edison and the Electric Chair: A Story of Light and Death by Mark Regan Essig
Edison As I Know Him by Henry Ford
Edison Inventing the Century by Neil BaldwinThomas Alva Edison
Edison's Fantastic Phonograph by Diana Kimpton
Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett P. Servissin fiction
Edison's Electric Light: Biography of an Invention by Robert Friedel
Edison: A Biography by Matthew Josephson
Edison: A Life of Invention by Paul Israel
Edison: A Life of Invention | The True Story of Thomas Edison (Short Reads Historical Biographies of Famous People) by Alexander Kennedy
Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World by David J. Kent
Edison: The Man Who Made the Future by Ronald William ClarkThomas Alva Edison
Eiffel's Tower: And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count by Jill Jonnes
Elstaraj artikoloj en zh-yue.wiki: Kemio, Dua mondmilito, Thomas Alva Edison, Honkongo, Kantona lingvo, Makao, Sanhajo, Historio de Cinio, Koro, Zebro, Bebo, Cesc Fàbregas (Esperanto Edition) by Fonto: Wikipedia,
Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair by Richard MoranThomas Alva Edison
Five Fists Of Science by Matt Fraction
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
A Gentlewoman's Chronicles by Michael Coorlim
The Gilded Age (Eyewitness History Series) by Judith Freeman Clarkas Thomas A. Edison
Historias de Nueva York by Enric Gonzalez
Homeland by John Jakes
The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
Horror House by J. N. WilliamsonThomas Alva Edison
The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age by Alan Trachtenberg
The Inquisitor's Apprentice by Chris Moriarty
Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison by Marfé Ferguson Delano
The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
Inventors and Creators - Thomas Edison by Sheila Wyborny
Inventors and Their Bright Ideas (Dead Famous) by Dr. Mike Goldsmith
Jonah Hex: Only the Good Die Young by Justin Gray
Journal of Discovery by Peter Riley
The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
The Last Days of Night: A Novel by Graham Moore
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1 by Alan Moore
Letters To My Grandchildren by Tony Benn
Love in Infant Monkeys by Lydia Millet
The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century: Nikola Tesla - Forgotten Genius of Electricity by Robert Lomas
The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible by Simon Winchester
A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley
The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison by Barbara Kramer
The Niagara by Donald Braider
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Walter Arnold Kaufmann
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century by Sean Patrick
The Observer Book of Invention by Carl Wilkinson
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: The Making of an Inventor, February 1847-June 1874 (The Papers of Thomas A. Edison) by Reese V. Jenkins
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park, 1878 (The Papers of Thomas A. Edison) by Thomas A. Edison
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music by Greg Milner
A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison by David A. AdlerThomas Alva Edison
The Picture History of Great Inventors by Gillian Clementsas Thomas A. Edison
Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong by Alan Axelrod
Race to Danger by Stephanie Calmenson
Reader's Digest Great Biographies 01 by Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest World's Greatest Biographies: Abraham Lincoln | Winston Churchill | Thomas Edison by Reader's Digest
A River Unvexed: A History and Tour Guide to the Campaign for the Mississippi River (The Civil War Campaigns Series) by Jim Miles
The Robber Barons and the Sherman Antitrust Act: Reshaping American Business (Milestones in American History) by Tim McNeese
Scholastic Science Supergiants: What Makes the Light Bright, Thomas Edison? by Melvin BergerThomas Alva Edison
Sky Pirates Over London (Chronicles of a Gentlewoman) by Michael Coorlim
The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal
The Story of Thomas A. Edison by Frances M. Perry
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Cousins
The Story Of Thomas Alva Edison by Margaret Davidson
The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor by Mickie Compere
The Story of Thomas Edison by Nicholas Nirgiotis
Tesla Electric by David Fraser, G.
Tesla: A Biographical Novel of the World's Greatest Inventor by Tad Wise
These Wonderful People by Noel Ames
Thomas A. Edison (When They Were Boys) by Carroll Everett
Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America (Library of American Biography Series) by Martin Melosi
Thomas A. Edison: A Streak of Luck (Da Capo Series in Science) by Robert ConotThomas Alva Edison
Thomas Alva Edison by Brian Williams
Thomas Alva Edison by G. Glenwood Clark
Thomas Alva Edison by Wil Mara
Thomas Alva Edison, Great Inventor: Great Inventor (Scholastic Biography) by Nancy Smiler Levinson
Thomas Alva Edison: Bringer of Light (People of Distinction) by Carol Greene
Thomas Alva Edison: Great American Inventor (Signature Lives: Modern America) by Michael Burgan
Thomas Alva Edison: Inventor and Entrepreneur by Claire Price-Groff
Thomas Alva Edison: Miracle Maker by Mervyn D. Kaufman
Thomas Alva Edison: The Boy Who Asked Questions (Reading Plus) by Lois Markham
Thomas Alva Edison: Young Inventor (Easy Biographies) by Louis Sabin
Thomas Edison by Inc. Academic Industries
Thomas Edison (Inventors) by Paul Joseph
Thomas Edison (Lifetimes Series) by Richard Tames
Thomas Edison (National Geographic Window on Literacy) by Elaine Morris
Thomas Edison (Raintree Perspectives: Science Biographies) by Kay Barnham
Thomas Edison : 10 Days by David Colbert
Thomas Edison : the Fort Myers connection by Irvin D. Solomon
Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents by Theresa M. Collins
Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 Activities by Laurie Carlson
Thomas Edison to the Rescue! by Howard Goldsmith
Thomas Edison--they called him wizard! by John T. Cunningham
Thomas Edison: In Their Own Words by George Sullivan
Thomas Edison: Incredible Inventor by Louis Sabin
Thomas Edison: Inventor With a Lot of Bright Ideas by Mike Venezia
Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit Up the World by Martin Woodside
Thomas Edison: the wizard inventor (What's Their Story?) by Haydn Middleton
Time for Kids: Thomas Edison: A Brilliant Inventor by Editors Of Time For Kids
Tinfoil to Stereo: Evolution of the Phonograph by Oliver Read
Tom Edison Finds Out: Another Really Truly Story by Sadyebeth Lowitz
Tom Edison's Shaggy Dog [short story] by Jr. Kurt Vonnegutin fiction
Tom Edison: Boy Inventor by Sue Guthridge
Tomorrow's Eve by Villiers de L'isle Adam
Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison by Michael Daly
True stories of great Americans for young Americans by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Turn On The Light, Thomas Edison! (Before I Made History) by Peter Roop
Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh by James Newton
An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields of Human Knowledge by Richard Zacks
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall by Chris Dolleyin absentia
The Value of Creativity--The Story of Thomas Edison (The Valuetales) by Ann Donegan Johnson
Weird Tales Volume 62 Number 3, June-July 2007 by Ann VanderMeer
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
Weltrundschau zu Reclams Universum by Emil Peschkau
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? by Margaret FrithThomas Alva Edison
Why Does E=mc²?: (And Why Should We Care?) by Brian Edward Cox
The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher
The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World by Randall E. Stross
The Wizard of Sound: A Story About Thomas Edison (Creative Minds Biographies) by Barbara Mitchell
Working at Inventing: Thomas A. Edison and the Menlo Park Experience by William S. Pretzer
Young Edison: the True Story of Edison's Boyhood by W. E. Wise
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 08: Roads to Greatness by Louise Gallowayas Thomas A. Edison
Young Thomas Edison by Sterling NorthThomas Alva Edison
Young Thomas Edison: Great Inventor by Claire Nemes

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison was a prolific inventor, holding 1,093 US patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

More significant than the number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities, sound recording, and motion pictures all established major new industries worldwide.

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