The Light Bulb

The Light Bulb

by Chris Oxlade

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Overview

Who was Thomas Edison?

Which light bulb inventors battled in court?

What is an LED?

This high-interest, attention-grabbing series reveals the truth behind our everyday technological wonders! Uncover the excitement of early inventions, the rivalries between competing scientists, and the problems that had to be overcome. Follow the story of these fascinating inventions, and share in the thrill of discovery!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432948801
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Series: Tales of Invention
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 518,327
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

Table of Contents

Light in Our Lives 4

Sources of Electricity 6

The Arc Lamp 8

The Incandescent Bulb 10

Edison's Light Bulb 14

Light Bulb Rivals 18

Light From Gas 22

Light-Emitting Diodes 24

Into the Future 26

Timeline 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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