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Sunday, December 9, 2012
Timeless Thomas:How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives by Gene Barretta is a useful look into what influences Edison contributed to our lives. This picturebook does not give biographical information. It goes straight into his adulthood and his two laboratories in New Jersey.
The author discusses techology in this manner: the left side of the spread is present day. The right side Edison's lab.
Here's a sample:
"Present Day- The photocopier and the tattoo needle seem to have nothing in common, Edison's Lab-Yet they wre both based on Edison's electric pen--it was the first motorized copier."
The book includes a list of employees who worked for Edison, including the mathematician Francis Upton. A good list for other class projects.
Also recommended are "Thomas Triva" and the bibliography.