Timeless Thomas

Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466816848
Format: PDF
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What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common? All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.

Timeless Thomas

Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805091084
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A latest entry in the series that includes Neo Leo and Now & Ben shares a portrait of the inventor famed for such innovations as the incandescent lightbulb, batteries and movie cameras, exploring his life-changing achievements and perseverance in the face of numerous failures.

Timeless Thomas

Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 9781250114785
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What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common? All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.

Thomas Edison for Kids

Author: Laurie Carlson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613743041
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors, is introduced in this fascinating activity book. Children will learn how Edison ushered in an astounding age of invention with his unique way of looking at things and refusal to be satisfied with only one solution to a problem. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists, as well as persevere with their own ideas. Activities allow children to try Edison's experiments themselves, with activities such as making a puppet dance using static electricity, manufacturing a switch for electric current, constructing a telegraph machine, manipulating sound waves, building an electrical circuit to test for conductors and insulators, making a zoetrope, and testing a dandelion for latex. In addition to his inventions and experiments, the book explores Edison's life outside of science, including his relationship with inventor Nikola Tesla, his rivalry with George Westinghouse, and his friendship with Henry Ford. A time line, glossary, and lists of supply sources, places to visit, and websites for further exploration complement this activity book.

Neo Leo

Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466818832
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An introduction to Leonardo da Vinci's genius focusing on his famous notebook sketches and the modern inventions they predicted. In 1781, Thomas Paine came up with a model for a single-span bridge; in 1887, Adolf Eugen Fick made the first pair of contact lenses; and in 1907, Paul Cornu built the first helicopter. But Leonardo da Vinci thought of all these ideas more than five hundred years ago! At once an artist, inventor, engineer, and scientist, da Vinci wrote and drew detailed descriptions of what would later become hang gliders, automobiles, robots, and much more. In Neo Geo, Gene Barretta cleverly shows how Leonardo's ideas—many inspired by his love of nature—foreshadowed modern inventions, offering a window into the future.

Lincoln and Kennedy

Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 080509945X
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President Abraham Lincoln grew up in a one-room log cabin. President John F. Kennedy was raised in the lap of luxury. One was a Republican and one a Democrat. They lived and served a hundred years apart. Yet they had a number of things in common. Some were coincidental: having seven letters in their last names. Some were monumental: Lincoln's support for the abolitionist movement and Kennedy's support for the civil rights movement. They both lost a son while in office. And, of course, both were assassinated. In this illuminating book, Gene Barretta offers an insightful portrait of two of our country's most famous presidents.

The Bat Can Bat A Book of True Homonyms

Author: Gene Barretta
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1250304768
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A picture book about homonyms starring a silly cast of animal athletes. What is a homonym? It's a word that has different meanings but is always spelled the same. This informative book, set at a sporting event, includes a BAT who can BAT! A karate-chopping bulldog who is tough enough to BREAK five boards without taking a BREAK, and a STEER who tried to STEER his skateboard, but accidentally fell into a well—and that’s just for starters. The clever wordplay introduces children to the richness of language through homonyms. A Christy Ottaviano Book

The Inventor s Secret

Author: Suzanne Slade
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1607347636
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too. From the Hardcover edition.

Uncommon Friends

Author: James Newton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156926201
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes the author's friendship with five influential people and portrays their characters and personal lives

From the Good Mountain

Author: James Rumford
Publisher: Flash Point
ISBN: 1466817356
Format: PDF, ePub
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What was made of rags and bones, soot and seeds? What took a mountain to make? For the answer, travel back to the fifteenth century—to a time when books were made by hand and a man named Johannes Gutenberg invented a way to print books with movable type. Written as a series of riddles and illustrated in the style of medieval manuscripts by an award-winning author and artist, From the Good Mountain will intrigue readers of all ages. On every page there is something surprising to learn about how the very thing you are holding in your hands came to be.