- Taschenbuch: 128 Seiten
- Verlag: DK Children (3. August 2009)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0756652073
- ISBN-13: 978-0756652074
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 10 - 17 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 1 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 76.267 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
DK Biography: Thomas Edison (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 3. August 2009
|Neu ab||Gebraucht ab|
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
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. He has also art-directed magazines, written TV scripts, and taught design at the college level. He lives on a horse ranch in Novato, California.
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
A biography, lavishly illustrated with tinted photographs, splendidly written in a style for even the youngest readers. This short treatise does a remarkable job of tying in the vastness of Thomas Edison's gift to society: it fills in many areas of endeavor often overlooked, to wit: his designed and built gigantic ore-crushing machines, conveyor belts, huge cement manufacturing plants, concrete cast houses, electric power plants with underground cable placement for safety, improved batteries, and not forgetting the typewriter though now nearly replaced by computer keyboards but functionally unchanged, and so importantly, his concept of specialized research laboratories - a forerunner of JPL, NASA, Bell Labs, NRL, and Los Alamos that were patterned after his Menlo Park work center.
We also become privy to this scientist's personality, his hearing loss, his marriages, children, his hired technicians ("the Boys"), and his association with Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, George Westinghouse, and studies of x-ray fluoroscope usefulness and dangers, etc.
His inventiveness in such diverse areas is unequaled - and we have much to learn from him, and to be indebted to him, for his wisdom, curiosity and perseverance.
This DK biography packs a wide range of valuable information about Thomas Edison, his work, and his times in a small package. They give enough detail on his inventions and improvements on other equipment that this book could be used as a science resource, as well.
Children are surrounded by so much technology that they take it for granted. My kids found it fascinating to gain some perspective on the hard work in the invention process which led to all the gadgets we have today.