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Edison, His Life and Inventions

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A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage battery, and the electric light. In the words of the authors, "It is designed in these pages to bring the reader face to face with Edison; to glance at an interesting childhood and a youthful period marked by a capacity for doing things, and by an insatiable thirst for knowledge; then to accompany him into the great creative stretch of forty years, during which he has done so much. This book shows him plunged deeply into work for which he has always had an incredible capacity, reveals the exercise of his unsurpassed inventive ability, his keen reasoning powers, his tenacious memory, his fertility of resource; follows him through a series of innumerable experiments, conducted methodically, reaching out like rays of search-light into all the regions of science and nature, and finally exhibits him emerging triumphantly from countless difficulties bearing with him in new arts the fruits of victorious struggle." (written by Justin Barrett, with authors' quote taken from the work itself) (29 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Introduction

5:38

Read by Justin S Barrett

The Age Of Electricity

13:42

Read by Justin S Barrett

Edison's Pedigree

21:43

Read by Justin S Barrett

Boyhood At Port Huron, Michigan

45:52

Read by Alana Jordan

The Young Telegraph Operator

30:02

Read by jude kaider

Arduous Years In The Central West

51:48

Read by ontheroad

Work And Invention In Boston

24:30

Read by ontheroad

The Stock Ticker

44:09

Read by RaySee

Automatic, Duplex, And Quadruplex Telegraphy

57:24

Read by Tysto

The Telephone, Motograph, And Microphone

1:07:55

Read by Heidi Preuss

The Phonograph

47:12

Read by J. M. Smallheer

The Invention Of The Incandescent Lamp

51:21

Read by J. M. Smallheer

Memories Of Menlo Park

52:50

Read by Ralph Snelson

A World-Hunt For Filament Material

29:57

Read by Melissa

Inventing A Complete System Of Lighting

58:09

Read by Heidi Preuss

Introduction Of The Edison Electric Light

1:04:28

Read by Nelly (林子)

The First Edison Central Station

56:06

Read by Anthony Wilson

Other Early Stations -- the Meter

59:08

Read by Mitchell L Leopard

The Electric Railway

48:31

Read by Heidi Preuss

Magnetic Ore Milling Work

45:44

Read by William Kevin Manire

Edison Portland Cement

35:44

Read by Melissa

Motion Pictures

52:48

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

The Development Of The Edison Storage Battery

39:39

Read by Heidi Preuss

Miscellaneous Inventions

36:57

Read by Kalynda

Edison's Method In Inventing

47:30

Read by Kalynda

The Laboratory At Orange And The Staff

45:24

Read by Alec Daitsman

Edison In Commerce And Manufacture

44:02

Read by Heidi Preuss

The Value Of Edison's Inventions To The World

52:10

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

The Black Flag

1:10:14

Read by Mitchell L Leopard

The Social Side Of Edison

1:10:15

Read by Pamnache

Appendix: Introduction

2:17

Read by Melissa

Appendix I. The Stock Printer

14:45

Read by Melissa

Appendix II. The Quadruplex And Phonoplex

32:14

Read by Anna-Maria Viola

Appendix III. Automatic Telegraphy

18:51

Read by Heidi Preuss

Appendix IV. Wireless Telegraphy

30:24

Read by Heidi Preuss

Appendix V. The Electromotograph

9:22

Read by Anna Simon

Appendix VI. The Telephone

10:00

Read by Esther

Appendix VII. Edison's Tasimeter

5:16

Read by Justin S Barrett

Appendix VIII. The Edison Phonograph

14:57

Read by Esther

Appendix IX. The Incandescent Lamp

13:00

Read by Jerome Lawsen

Appendix X. Edison's Dynamo Work

32:04

Read by Melissa

Appendix XI. The Edison Feeder System

15:57

Read by Melissa

Appendix XII. The Three-Wire System

10:24

Read by Esther

Appendix XIII. Edison's Electric Railway

17:46

Read by Heidi Preuss

Appendix XIV. Train Telegraphy

5:59

Read by Esther

Appendix XV. Kinetograph And Projecting Kinetoscope

8:38

Read by Jerome Lawsen

Appendix XVI. Edison's Ore-Milling Inventions

18:14

Read by Melissa

Appendix XVII. The Long Cement Kiln

9:43

Read by Esther

Appendix XVIII. Edison's New Storage Battery

15:33

Read by Jerome Lawsen

Appendix XIX. Edison's Poured Cement House

9:26

Read by Esther

Appendix: List Of United States Patents, part 1

1:05:26

Read by Justin S Barrett

Appendix: List Of United States Patents, part 2

47:56

Read by Esther

Appendix: Foreign Patents

2:30

Read by Justin S Barrett

Bewertungen

Edison

(5 Sterne)

what a fantastic story brought his life to life I have been to the Edison ford museum it now Bringks it all to life

(3,5 Sterne)

the lady reading chapter 15 is terrible. but other than that great book

Essential reading

(5 Sterne)

All of our lives have been touched by this amazing, driven man. The book is particularly interesting to the engineering mind.

The whole world should have a day commemorating Inventors.

(5 Sterne)

Edison scum

(3 Sterne)

I have to agree with one of the reviewers. Edison was not a good person at all. Almost everything that he claimed credit for was someone else’s work (mostly Tesla’s). I cannot believe that he is, to this day, getting away with this and that greater masses are ignorant about this thief’s wrong doings.

Edison was a dick

(1 Sterne)

The man was a ruthless, narcissistic ego-maniac with no scruples whatsoever, and made his name on the works of his betters. Tesla was always in all ways the better man and mind.