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Israel, Paul

Overview
Works: 47 works in 124 publications in 3 languages and 4,441 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Archives  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Records and correspondence  Silent films  Documentary films  Trick films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Israel
Edison : a life of invention by Paul Israel( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,306 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 )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 969 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 707 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 )

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

The field of telegraphy, Israel explains, offers a primary example of this transition. Although telegraphy is usually perceived as a "high-tech" industry relying on input from science, its technical development was most strongly influenced by the mechanical shop tradition that dominated American invention. As telegraphy progressed, however, growing corporate control of invention created new patterns in the telegraphic shop tradition that would, in turn, be developed more fully in the electrical industries of telephony and electric lighting
Thomas A. Edison father of invention by Arts and Entertainment Network( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 278 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison a life of invention by Paul Israel( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 175 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 32 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
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 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
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 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 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by Thomas A Edison( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 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
Edison the invention of the movies (1891-1918)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 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
The papers of Thomas A. Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 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
 
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Edison : a life of invention
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Israel, Paul

Israel, Paul B.

Israel, Paul B. 1953-

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