|Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit Up The World (Sterling Biographies Series) by Martin Woodside
"The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." That was Thomas Edison’s philosophy, and it led him to create the incandescent light bulb and illuminate the world with electricity. But that was just one of the many groundbreaking inventions Edison devised, many of which changed the shape of entertainment, industry, and everyday life. Meet the Wizard of Menlo Park, and see how he grew from a lonely, inquisitive boy who carried out experiments in his basement to the smart, enterprising, and imaginative inventor who gave us the stock market ticker, helped develop the cinema, and even came up with a longer lasting light bulb and the first storage battery.
Sterling Biographies are packed with information and unique images ranging from rare documentary photography and artwork to maps and personal artifacts. Young readers will be captivated by riviting first-person accounts and dramatic events told in an accessible and imtimate way. This series will assist readers in their introduction to history's most fascinating figures.
Ages 10 - 12