Learn about the life of Thomas Edison in this early reader biography. Most people today know Thomas Edison as the inventor of the light bulb—except, he isn’t! In Edison’s time, other inventors were working on the light bulb, but no one could figure out how to keep the light bulb lit. This is where Edison came in. Read and find out all about the real story of Thomas Edison’s life and his many amazing inventions, like the movie camera and the battery for an electric car! Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Thomas Edison’s life in this Level Two I Can Read. This biography reader includes a timeline and historical photos all about the life of this inspiring figure. Thomas Edison: Lighting the Way is a Level Two I Can Read, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

Author Lori Haskins Houran
Isbn 0062432893
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-11-05
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Discover the inventions that helped shape the world we know today 100 Inventions That Made History is no ordinary history book. Take a look at the trailblazing inventions that have advanced technology and transformed the way we live, as well as the gadgets and gizmos we couldn't live without! From cars and planes to the printing press and television, from the light bulb to antibiotics, computer games to jeans, this top 100 comes from all over the world, taking in all types of inventions. Each profile explores key inventions in depth, while gallery spreads bring together the major inventions in a particular area. Plus, the inventions are put into historical context with "It couldn't have been done without..." and "It paved the way for..." panels. Take a seat and view the brilliant breakthroughs that have changed our world with engaging graphics and unusual facts in 100 Inventions That Made History.

Author DK
Isbn 1409370933
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2014-02-03
Pages 128
Language English
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Erased. Ignored. Hidden. Lost. Underappreciated. No longer. Delve into the unique, inspiring, and world-changing history of Black people. From Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey, and the achievements of ancient African kingdoms to those of the US Civil Rights Movement, Timelines From Black History: Leaders, Legends, Legacies takes kids on an exceptional journey from prehistory to modern times. This DK children's ebook boasts more than 30 visual timelines, which explore the biographies of the famous and the not-so-famous - from royalty to activists, and writers to scientists, and much, much more. Stunning thematic timelines also explain the development of Black history - from the experiences of black people in the US, to the story of postcolonial Africa. Did you know that the richest person ever to have lived was a West African? Or that the technology that made the lightbulb possible was developed by African American inventor, and not Thomas Edison? How about the fact that Ethiopia was the only African country to avoid colonization, thanks to the leadership of a brave queen? Stacked with facts and visually vibrant, Timelines From Black History: Leaders, Legacies, Legends is an unforgettable and accessible hive of information on the people and the issues that have shaped Black history.

Author DK
Isbn 0241513448
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-10-01
Pages 96
Language English
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Some of them were elementary school dropouts. Others became medical doctors or college professors. Some were famous, while some toiled in obscurity. Some became rich. Others remained poor their whole lives. But the African-American scientists and inventors profiled in this book had one thing in common: a determination to succeed. And in pursuing their dreams, these creative thinkers made the world a better place. Lewis Latimer devised a manufacturing process that made electric lights affordable for ordinary people. Charles Drew did pioneering work in blood storage, helping save countless lives. Garrett Woods figured out how to send messages from moving trains. Learn about these and many other black scientists and inventors in this fascinating book.

Author Tish Davidson
Isbn 1422292819
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 64
Language English
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From Darkness To Light is a gripping tale of the events surrounding the invention of the electric light by Thomas A. Edison and the plot to sabotage the invention. Based upon on the historical facts, this page-turning narrative is told through the love story of Rockwell Kent who discovers his lover, Fiona Wakefield, is in life-threatening danger because of her involvement in a plot to either steal or sabotage Edison's invention. A controversial scientific undertaking right from the start, the novel reveals the frustrations, failures and successes of the invention and answers the intriguing question of why the powerful financier, J. P. Morgan, would agree to finance the experiments of the young, self-taught, and mercurial Edison who audaciously claimed he had discovered a key principal of electricity that had eluded the leading scientists of the time. In short, this is an against-all-the-odds story of the birth of the age of electric power and modern technology.

Author Thomas Gillen
Isbn 9781469790541
Genre Fiction
Year 2003-09-29
Pages 360
Language English
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Climate Change and Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history. Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate variability affected early human societies, and how humans are now altering climate drastically within much shorter periods of time. For each major period of time, the book will explain how climate change has created opportunities as well as risks and challenges for human societies. The book introduces and develops several related themes including: Phases of climate and history Factors that shape climate Climate shocks and sharp climate shifts Climate and the rise and fall of civilizations Industrialization and climate science Accelerating climate change, human societies, and the future An ideal companion for all students of environmental history, Climate Change and Human History clearly demonstrates the critical role of climate in shaping human history and of the experience of humans in both adapting to and shaping climate change.

Author Benjamin Lieberman,Elizabeth Gordon
Isbn 1472598520
Genre History
Year 2018-01-25
Pages 256
Language English
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison’s invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.

Author Ernest Freeberg
Isbn 1101605472
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2013-02-21
Pages 368
Language English
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Provides an introduction of Thomas Edison, one of the world's greatest inventors. This book helps inspire kids to be inventors and scientists. Children 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, and more.

Author Laurie Carlson
Isbn 1613743041
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2006-02
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Provides educators with practical strategies, tools, and techniques for teaching critical reading skills to students in the social and natural sciences. Strong critical reading skills are an essential part of any student’s academic success. Teaching these vital skills requires educators to develop and implement effective teaching strategies, often based on their own critical reading practices. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences provides educators with expert insights, real-world methods, and proven strategies to build critical reading skills in students across disciplines. Drawing from the experience of seasoned classroom practitioners, this book presents a dozen essays that offer various applications of critical reading best practices in fields such as anthropology, biology, economics, engineering, political science, and sociology. Clear, jargon-free chapters identify, explain, and illustrate best teaching practices for critical reading. Containing numerous practical examples and demonstrations, essays written by experts in their respective fields explain what critical reading requires for their discipline, as well as how to teach those skills in the classroom. Every essay includes a host of pedagogical activities, assignments, and projects that can be used directly or adapted for diverse teaching applications. This valuable book helps educators: Develop the skills students need to ask the right questions, consider sources, assess evidence, evaluate arguments, and reason critically Encourage students to practice critical reading skills with engaging exercises and activities Teach students to establish context and identify contextual connections Explain how to read for arguments, including content-based and conceptual arguments Adapt and apply teaching strategies to various curricula and disciplines Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences is an ideal resource for educators in a wide range of areas, such as college and high school instructors in science and social science disciplines and instructors of graduate education courses.

Author Anton Borst,Robert DiYanni
Isbn 1119155274
Genre Education
Year 2020-02-17
Pages 264
Language English
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On the day after the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, Andrew Johnson took the oath of office, and became President of the United States. He was a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, born in 1808. With no advantages of education, he passed his boyhood in poverty and neglect. In 1828 he removed to Tennessee and settled at Greenville. Here, through toil and hardship, he rose to distinction, and after holding minor offices was elected to Congress. As a member of the United States Senate in 1860-61, he opposed secession with all his powers, and continued to hold his seat as senator from Tennessee. On the 4th of March, 1862, he was appointed military governor of that State. This office he held until 1864, and was then nominated for the Vice-Presidency. Now, by the death of the President, he was called to assume the responsibilities of chief magistrate. On the ist of February, 1865, Congress adopted an amendment to the Constitution by which slavery was abolished and forbidden in all the States and Territories of the Union. By the 18th of the following December the amendment had been ratified by the legislatures of twenty- seven States, and was duly proclaimed as a part of the Constitution. The Emancipation Proclamation had been issued as a military measure; now the doctrines and results of that instrument were recognized and incorporated in the fundamental law of the land. The problem of reconstruction of the Southern States was a most serious one and the Republican party came near splitting asunder over it. As early as 1863 President Lincoln had formulated a plan by which any seceding State might be restored to the Union if one-tenth of its voters of 1860 should take an oath to support the Constitution and the laws and should set ...

Author John Clark Ridpath
Isbn 3963134437
Genre History
Year 2017-11-12
Pages 121
Language English
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New from Broadside Books' Voices of the Tea Party. I, Light Bulb: A Death Row Testimonial as told to Michael Patrick Leahy, demonstrates how the American economy has gone from free markets to politically correct, government controlled crony capitalism in the half century since Leonard E. Read wrote the classic essay I, Pencil. Leahy tells the story of the ban on the current generation of incandescents from the perspective of a condemned 100 watt light bulb. In the voice of the light bulb, Leahy points out the need for political activism to reverse this ban, arguing that it not onlyprevents an innocent incandescent light bulb from continuing a useful economic life, it also deprives every American of their own economic liberty and freedom of choice. Readers who buy I, Lightbulb will also receive the bonus companion e-book The Disastrous Lightbulb Ban by Howard Brandston, at no additional cost. Brandston, the internationally recognized expert on lighting most well known for lighting the Statue of Liberty, explains why the federal government's ban on the current generation of incandescent light bulbs is such a bad idea. He explains how in 2007 a Democrat controlled Congress, the lamp manufacturers, the Department of Energy, and George W. Bush combined to force us to replace inexpensive and safe incandescent light bulbs with expensive, unsafe Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs that contain mercury. In this companion book to I, Light Bulb, Brandston concludes by encouraging citizen political activism to repeal this ridiculous ban.

Author Michael Patrick Leahy,Howard M. Brandston
Isbn 0062115375
Genre Political Science
Year 2011-07-19
Pages 100
Language English
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DK Readers help a child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading Many of the things we use every day would not exist without Thomas Edison and his big ideas. From electric lighting to film making find out how his incredible inventions have changed the way people live. DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, which uses lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 4 have rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure, additional information, alphabetical glossary and index to help challenge growing readers and build literacy skills - read them together with children who are reading alone and with reluctant readers. Over 70 titles in the series.

Author Caryn Jenner,DK
Isbn 1405357398
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2007-07-05
Pages 48
Language English
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The American National Transportation System Solving the unemployment Problem in America If you are concerned about the unemployment problem in America, or about the national debt, or the dwindling value of your money and want to do something about it, then read on. This book is about a project that will create millions of direct and indirect jobs and reinvigorate our manufacturing and transportation industries. The American National Transportation System adds to our current transportation capabilities and transports not only people around our country but also energy and communications. It is a bold but simple idea about a project that puts existing technologies together to accomplish this, in an economical and environmentally friendly manner. It will spur innovation and technology; provide purpose and reasons to seek knowledge in the mathematics and engineering fields. It provides not only JOBS for American workers, but opportunities. Does it sound too good to be true? Well, one way to find out. You can have an impact on the unemployment problem in America. Once you have read this book, it will take only a short amount of time for you to do something about the unemployment problem, and it wont cost you another nickel.

Author Keith R. Felix
Isbn 9781475910193
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-05-04
Pages 152
Language English
File format PDF

Architects of Fate, or, Steps to Success and Power is a book of inspiration to character-building, self-culture, to a full and rich manhood and womanhood, by most invigorating examples of noble achievement.

Author Orison Swett Marden
Isbn
Genre Self-Help
Year 101-01-01
Pages N.A
Language English
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In this second edition of The Rise of Western Power, Jonathan Daly retains the broad sweep of his introduction to the history of Western civilization as well as introducing new material into every chapter, enhancing the book's global coverage and engaging with the latest historical debates. The West's history is one of extraordinary success: no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. Daly charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds: two World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Taking us through a series of revolutions, he explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence, weaving in historical, geographical, and cultural factors. The new edition also contains more material on themes such as the environment and gender, and additional coverage of India, China and the Islamic world. Daly's engaging narrative is accompanied by timelines, maps and further reading suggestions, along with a companion website featuring study questions, over 100 primary sources and 60 historical maps to enable further study.

Author Jonathan Daly
Isbn 135006615X
Genre History
Year 2021-01-14
Pages 696
Language English
File format PDF

Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones.

Author F. Kral
Isbn 1137401397
Genre Literary Criticism
Year 2014-10-02
Pages 230
Language English
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A year's worth of ideas and activities at your fingertips Since its debut four years ago, The Teacher's Calendar has become a fixture in classrooms and school libraries across the country, thanks to its fresh ideas and limitless teaching opportunities. Covering events from August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004, this unique reference helps educators in grades K-8 enhance their lesson plans in ways they never thought of before. Teachers will find a wealth of innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page. The more than 4,800 entries include such topics as children's events, toy introduction anniversaries, teachers' conferences, and much, much more. Info-packed sidebars highlight specific dates and provide curriculum ideas and lists of appropriate books and websites. New additions to The Teacher's Calendar include: All new "Curriculum Connections"--with more hands-on projects Information on the Lewis and Clark Expedition bicentennial and invention of powered flight centennial events Contact information for governors and senators for all 50 states With its extensive listings and seemingly inexhaustible treasure of classroom ideas, The Teacher's Calendar will take the guesswork out of lesson planning and put back fun and creativity into the classroom.

Author Editors of Chase's
Isbn 0071428720
Genre Reference
Year 2003-05-22
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

In 2006, world oil consumption will exceed one thousand barrels per second. The news marks an important change that will have a far-reaching impact on world economies, investments, and business profitability. In A Thousand Barrels a Second, Chief Energy Economist of ARC Financial Peter Tertzakian examines the future of oil and offers insights into what it will take to rebalance our energy needs and seize new opportunities. He answers the top questions asked by business leaders, policy makers, investors, and concerned citizens as we approach the coming break point: Are today's high oil and gas prices part of a routine business cycle, or are there more profound forces at play? Are hybrid vehicles our only solution against high gasoline prices? Is China's growing thirst for energy sustainable? Which government policies work and which do not? Will nuclear power and coal save the day-again? Tertzakian also offers a realistic, informed look into the future of our energy supply chains and how our consumption patterns may evolve, revealing how governments, businesses, and even individuals can meet the coming challenges with better solutions and innovations.

Author Peter Tertzakian
Isbn 0071502254
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2006-02-09
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF