Monday, April 29, 2013

Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed our Lives by Gena Barretta

What did Thomas Edison invent?  We all know that he invented the lightbulb but he did much more than that.  This book not only shows lots of his inventions but it also explains how Edison's work is the basis for lots of things that matter to us today.  It was eye-opening for me to learn about ALL of the items he invented about which I hadn't heard before.  This is my favorite kind of nonfiction book - one that gives lots of information in a fun format that is easily read.  You can choose to just focus on the biggest sections or read all the side comments for more details.  Really great!