Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Thomas A. Edison : father of invention / produced by Paul Budline Productions, History Television Network Productions, H-TV ; written and directed by Paul Budline.

Published by : A & E Television Networks, ([S.l.] :) Year: 1996
Reviews from LibraryThing.com:
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Visual Materials Visual Materials AIT 美國資料中心 AIT American Center

全球各地150個國家共設有650處美國資料中心,透過各種活動、講座,以及中心內的藏書、刊物、和電影讓訪客認識並熟悉美國。美國資料中心設置於美國在世界各地的駐外使館、學校、圖書館,或其他夥伴單位,不僅是一個提供資訊的管道,同時也透過各種活動與民眾交流互動。歡迎到全台任何一處美國資料中心參觀,會有更多豐富收穫!

DVD 621.3092 Tho (Browse shelf) Not for loan 014498

Life in the modern world would be unthinkable without his inventions. More than any other individual, he paved the way for the future. Thomas Alva Edison has rightly earned a place among the most important men in history. His inventions the light bulb, phonograph and movie camera, among many others literally transformed the world. But countless myths have sprung up around Edison, and his private life was a marked contrast to his success as an inventor. BIOGRAPHY reveals the complete story, from the long quest to develop the light bulb to the devastating affect his fame had on his home life. Hear Edison's great-grandson speculate that the inventor's self-absorption led his first wife to commit suicide, and learn the truth about his supposed lack of schooling. Rare films made by Edison himself show the inventor at work, and Edison scholars tell the little known stories behind some of his 1,049 patents. From his Midwestern childhood to international acclaim, this is the fascinating story of "the Wizard of Menlo Park."