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The Lightbulb

By Joseph E Wallace

When Thomas Alva Edison was a boy, he couldn't just flick a switch to turn on the light if he wanted to finish reading a book after the sun had set. He grew up in a world where there was no dependable, safe, and inexpensive source of artificial light. Then, in 1879, he invented the lightbulb, and houses, shops, factories, schools, streets, ballparks -- every place you could think of, indoors and out -- could at last be easily illuminated after dark. By turning night into day, the lightbulb changed the world.

Turning Point Inventions is the first series of books to focus on the important inventions we often take for granted and how they have affected our lives. In lively text and fascinating pictures, these books explore the world before the invention; the life of the inventor and how he or she came upon the discovery; how the world was changed by the invention; and how it may influence our future. A special full-color foldout in each book shows in detail how the invention works.

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Book

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  • C 621.309 Wal, Children's NonFiction

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0689828160


Format: Book
Author: Wallace, Joseph E
Summary: Series focuses on inventions we often take for granted and how they have changed our lives.
Title: The lightbulb / Joseph Wallace ; foldout illustration by Toby Welles.
Publisher Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1999.
Subject: Light bulbs -- Juvenile literature. Inventions -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 0689828160
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 621.309 Wal
Oclc: 42357669
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Bib Id: 149939

Format: Book
Author: Wallace, Joseph E.
Summary: Series focuses on inventions we often take for granted and how they have changed our lives.
Title: The lightbulb / Joseph Wallace ; foldout illustration by Toby Welles.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1999.
Description: 80 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.
Series: Turning point inventions
Series: Turning point inventions
Subjects: Light bulbs -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Inventions -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Welles, Toby
Notes: Includes bibliographic references (p. 78).
ISBN: 0689828160
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 621.309 Wal