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One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early precursor to the movie camera. As a boy, observing a robin catch a worm and then take flight, he fed a playmate a mixture of worms and water to see if she could fly! Here’s an accessible, appealing biography with 100 black-and-white illustrations.

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Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hersheys life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard.  Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life.  He founded a school for those who didnt have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.

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Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.

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Bonnie Bader has authored several Who Was...? biographies, included Who Was Christopher Columbus?

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Because of Thomas Edison we have Electric lighting. Who Knew? I learned that from reading this book!
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I used this book on my report and it gave me all the information I needed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780448437651
Author:
O'Brien, John
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
Groff, David
Author:
Buckley, Jim
Author:
Bader, Bonnie
Author:
Anderson, Scott
Author:
Edwards, Roberta
Author:
Obrien, John
Author:
Hammond, Ted
Author:
Kramer, Sydelle
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Electric engineers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inventors -- United States.
Subject:
Electric engineers - United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Who Was-- ?
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hersheys life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard.  Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life.  He founded a school for those who didnt have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.
"Synopsis" by ,
Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant idea.
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