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Thomas Edison, Chemist

by Byron M. Vanderbilt

Condition: Very good +/very good +


Washington DC: American Chemical Society, 1971. First Edition. Cloth. Very good +/very good +. A very good plus first edition in a very good plus dustjacket. Orange cloth boards. Slight foxing on fore edge of book, other wise pages are clean and bright. minor foxing on back of dustjacket, other wise very good. Illustrations and photos throughout. 373pp. 6 x 8 1/2 inches tall, octavo. Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial research laboratory." -- Wikipedia


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