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Israel, Paul

Overview
Works: 41 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 4,356 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Silent films  Documentary films  Trick films  Short films  Records and correspondence  Archives 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
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Most widely held works by Paul Israel
Edison : a life of invention by Paul Israel ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,312 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 )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,252 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 686 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. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
From machine shop to industrial laboratory : telegraphy and the changing context of American invention, 1830-1920 by Paul Israel ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 397 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 279 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 a life of invention by Paul Israel ( )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 120 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 33 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 [a life of invention] by Paul Israel ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conventional story of Thomas Edison reads more like myth than history: with only three months of formal education, a hardworking young man overcomes the odds to become one of the greatest inventors in history. In this biography, Paul Israel exposes the man behind the inventions, expertly situating his subject within a thoroughly realized portrait of a burgeoning country on the brink of massive change. For the first time, much attention is devoted to Edison's early family life, where the young man honed his entrepreneurial sense and eye for innovation as editor of a weekly newspaper. Armed with unprecedented access to Edison's workshop diaries, notebooks, and letters, Israel brings insight into how the inventor's creative mind worked, brightening the unexamined corners of his triumphant career in science
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
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
Papers by Thomas A Edison ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 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
Papers by Thomas A Edison ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edison. the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 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. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Edison. the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 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. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Edison. the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 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. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Jie pou fa ming jia : ai di sheng chuan by Paul Israel ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edison the invention of the movies (1891-1918) by Thomas A Edison ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive survey of Edison's motion picture archives. From the 19th century camera tests, historical documents and interviews with leading film archivists and historians
 
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Alternative Names
Israel, Paul
Israel, Paul B.
Languages
English (74)
Spanish (2)
Chinese (2)
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