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Thomas Alva Edison: Prophet of Progress

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    By Harry Roman

    Re-live the excitement of the world’s greatest inventor as he completely changed our world. Much of what we take for granted today was the brainchild of the great Mr. Edison. Learn how his inventive world was so similar to technology education, and what it teaches us today for the classroom. Solve some modern problems using the kinds of thinking that Mr. Edison would have used.

    Table of Contents:

    1. The Edison Spirit
    2. Edison-Poster Boy for Tech Ed
    3. Young Tom Edison
    4. The Early Inventions
    5. The Wizard of Menlo Park
    6. West Orange
    7. Edison the Scientist
    8. Edison’s Major Inventions
    9. Tom’s Greatest Invention
    10. Tom and Ben-Kindred Spirits
    11. A Man for All Seasons

    Problems to Solve: Barnacle Glue, Schools for Tomorrow, New Infrastructure, Staying Current, Ball in the Tube and Powers of Observation.

    Experience the world of creativity, invention, technology education and engineering through the eyes of a nationally recognized engineer, inventor, and technology educator. Harry T. Roman’s books will help you bring the excitement of these topics to your classroom. His easy-to-read books are loaded with real-world experiences, classroom exercises, and design challenges; and have been time-tested through many in-service seminars he has given to teachers in grades 6-12. Harry helped implement the technology education movement in New Jersey. His work is read by thousands of technology educators across the nation.

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