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Israel, Paul

Overview
Works: 57 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 4,609 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Short films  Silent films  Archives  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TK140.E3, 621.3092
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Most widely held works by Paul Israel
Edison : a life of invention by Paul Israel( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through relentless tinkering, by trial and error, the story goes, Thomas Alva Edison perseveres - and changes the world. Working against the common perception of Edison as a symbol of a mythic American past where persistence and individuality yielded hard-earned success, Israel demonstrates how Edison's remarkable career was actually very much a product of the inventor's fast-changing era. Informed by more than five million pages of archival documents, Paul Israel's ambitious life of Edison brightens the unexamined corners of a singularly influential and triumphant career in science. Edison is the only biography to cover the whole of Edison's career in invention, including his early, foundational work in telegraphy. The portrait of Thomas Alva Edison that emerges from this peerless biography is of a man of genius and astounding foresight
Edison's electric light : biography of an invention by Robert D Friedel( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de uitvinding van het electrische licht, gedaan door Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

4 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
From machine shop to industrial laboratory : telegraphy and the changing context of American invention, 1830-1920 by Paul Israel( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While seeking to maintain a tradition of telegraph shop invention, corporate managers began supporting engineering and management practices that would divorce the process of invention from the workplace and foster its decline. Only as they were challenged by the new science-based research - emerging from telephone industry laboratories in the early twentieth century - did telegraph managers begin to adopt new strategies centered on the industrial laboratory. From Machine Shop to Industrial laboratory provides a case study of this fundamental shift in the pattern of American invention
Thomas A. Edison by Arts and Entertainment Network( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 of the light bulb, phonograph and movie camera, among many others, literally transformed the world. Rare films made by Edison himself show the inventor at work, and learn 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."
Edison's electric light : the art of invention by Robert D Friedel( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison a life of invention by Paul Israel( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Israel's ambitious biography brightens the unexamined corners of a singularly influential and triumphant career in science. Thomas Edison, history's most prolific inventor who received an astounding 1,093 U.S. patents, comes to life. Armed with unprecedented access to Edison's workshop diaries, notebooks, and letters, Israel brings fresh insights into how the inventor's creative mind worked
Edisons' miracle of light( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival photographs, drawings and interviews with historians, Edison biographers and scholars, this documentary discusses Edison's invention of the incandescent electric light (the light bulb) and his subsequent move into industry and manufacturing with the formation of the Edison Electric Light Company (later, Edison General Electric Company). Edison's direct current (DC) vs. alternating current (AC) propaganda war with George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla is also discussed at length
Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This fourth disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1914-1918
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907
Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This first disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1889-1903
Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This third disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1908-1913
The papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol 4. Wizard of Menlo Park, 1878 / volume editors, Paul B. Israel, Keith A. Nier, Louis Carlat. editorial staff, Grace Kurkowski, Helen Endick. director and editor, Robert A. Rosenberg
Papers. April 1883 - December 1884 by Thomas A Edison( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The papers of Thomas A. Edison. From workshop to laboratory, June 1873-March 1876 by Thomas A Edison( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison New Beginnings January 1885-december 1887 by Thomas A Edison( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two decades after the American Civil War, no name was more closely associated with the nation's inventive and entrepreneurial spirit than that of Thomas Edison. The restless changes of those years were reflected in the life of America's foremost inventor. Having cemented his reputation with his electric lighting system, Edison had decided to withdraw partially from that field. At the start of 1885, newly widowed at mid-life with three young children, he launched into a series of personal and professional migrations, setting in motion chains of events that would influence his work and fundamentally reshape his life. Edison's inventive activities took off in new directions, flowing between practical projects (such as wireless and high-capacity telegraph systems) and futuristic ones (exploring forms of electromagnetic energy and the convertibility of one to another). Inside of two years, he would travel widely, marry the daughter of a prominent industrialist and religious educator, leave New York City for a grand home in a sylvan suburb, and construct a winter laboratory and second home in Florida. Edison's family and interior life are remarkably visible at this moment; his papers include the only known diary in which he recorded personal thoughts and events. By 1887, the familiar rhythms of his life began to reassert themselves in his new settings; the family faded from view as he planned, built, and occupied a New Jersey laboratory complex befitting his status. The eighth volume of the series, New Beginnings includes 358 documents (chosen from among thousands) that are the most revealing and representative of Edison's work, life, and place in American culture in these years. Illustrated with hundreds of Edison's drawings, these documents are further illuminated by meticulous research on a wide range of sources, including the most recently digitized newspapers and journals of the day
The papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Edison : a life of invention
Alternative Names
Israel, Paul

Israel, Paul B.

Israel, Paul B. 1953-

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