Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan

Who Invented the Light Bulb?: Edison vs. Swan

by Susan E. Hamen


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Do you know who invented the light bulb? Most Americans will tell you it was Thomas Edison. But what if they're wrong? What if a British scientist named Joseph Swan was filing for the rights to this invention around the same time as Edison? You'll be on the edge of your seat as Edison and Swan go head-to-head to create the first usable light bulb. Patent battles, lies, determination, and more fill out this exciting race to the finish. You'll never look at a light bulb the same way again!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541512078
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ) Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Susan E. Hamen has been writing and editing children's books for more than twelve years. She currently lives in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, with her husband, Ryan, and her two children, Maggie and Jack. The family shares the house with a very large and lazy orange tabby cat named Oliver, and a petite, well-mannered gray cat named Anya. When not writing, editing, or feeding the cats, Hamen enjoys traveling, reading, spending time in bookstores, drinking hot cocoa with her kids on cold Minnesota nights, and attending musical and sporting events her kids participate in.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Bright Idea 4

Chapter 1 The Defending Champ 6

Chapter 2 The Challenger 10

Chapter 3 The Battle of the Bulb 14

Chapter 4 After the Battle 24

Inventor Matchup 28

Timeline 29

Source Note 30

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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