Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

World-changing Inventor

Book - 2015
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American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison influenced the world. His most notable achievements, the motion picture camera and the light bulb, are used millions of times each day. This title includes primary sources, sidebars, prompts and activities, charts and graphs, and much more. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Core Library, [2015]
ISBN: 9781624033780
Branch Call Number: JB EDISON THOMAS
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.


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