Thomas Alva Edison. The great inventor who said, "Genius is 99-percent perspiration, one-percent inspiration."
In the history of science, Edison stands tall and apart from the many distinguished inventors through the ages. He was no armchair scientist. He converted all his scientific discoveries into inventions that help the common man. Many are his inventions that give great value at low cost.
Most of his patents were bought by investors who established business ventures based on them. The electric bulb, cement, concrete, the universal electric motor, the voting machine, gum paper - the list is endless. His inventions number an astounding 1,368. The phonograph he invented was the predecessor of the most sophisticated CD player of today.
Edison was an unusual man, of an inventive bent of mind, even as a youngster. He not only had an aptitude for science but could visualize the myriad ways in which science could make life easier, more pleasant, and more productive for humanity.
Thomas Alva Edison: a frontiersman in modern science. Learn all about him by listening to this fascinating audiobook.