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    The age of Edison : electric light and the invention of modern America / Ernest Freeberg.
    by Freeberg, Ernest.
    New York : Penguin Press, 2013.
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  • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
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  • Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 -- Contemporaries.
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  • Technological innovations -- United States -- History.
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  • Technological innovations -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
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  • Electric lighting -- United States -- History.
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    9781594204265 :
    1594204268 :
    Bib #: 
    840075
    Series: 
    Penguin history of American life.
    Description: 
    354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    Introduction: Inventing Edison -- Inventing electric light -- Civic light -- Creative destruction: Edison and the gas companies -- Work light -- Leisure light -- Inventive nation -- Looking at inventions, inventing new ways of looking -- Inventing a profession -- The light of civilization -- Exuberance and order -- Illumination science -- Rural light -- Electric light's golden jubilee.
    Summary: 
    The Age of Edison places the story of Edison's invention in the context of a technological revolution that transformed America and Europe in these decades. Edison's greatest invention was not any single technology, but rather his reinvention of the process itself. At Menlo Park he gathered the combination of capital, scientific training, and engineering skill that would evolve into the modern research and development laboratory. His revolutionary electrical grid not only broke the stronghold of gas companies, but also ushered in an era when strong, clear light could become accessible to everyone"--Excerpted from publisher.
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