Edison in Florida: The Green Laboratory

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Edison in Florida: The Green Laboratory

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Rating : 4.57 (547 Votes)
Asin : 0813015219
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-06-10
Language : English

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Edison In Florida okay, but not fabulous In his book, Edison in Florida, Olav Thulesius demonstates a talent for acquiring and compiling information about the famous inventor's life in the tropical state. However, the book fails to demonstrate the significance of Edison's life there. Particularly disappointing were his depiction of the inventor as environmentall

Unlike the many wealthy turn-of-the century vacationers who descended on Florida's tourist cities to unwind and escape, Thomas Edison chose a "cow town" in the Florida outback. In the mid-1880s, he built a modest house and a laboratory under the palm trees of Fort Myers, and this "green laboratory" became a quiet wellspring of invention for the next forty years.In this first book devoted to Edison's life and work in Fort Myers, Thulesius reveals Edison the nature lover and medicine man. Thulesius also explores the relationship with Fort Myers neighbor Henry Ford, the visits from Henry Firestone, and the joint founding of the Edison Botanic Research Company of Ft. He traces Edison's first trips to Florida for simple health reasons and then follows Edison's expanding interest in the natural world, his camping trips with John Burroughs, his opposition to the exotic bird trade for the millinery business, his fascination with sponges, and his late experiments with hybridization of rubber and goldenrod. What emerges is a new portrait of a brilliant, industrious personality whose imagination and insight were inspired by the natural world he discovered in Florida.Olav Thulesius is professor and vice dean for research, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University.. "This is the first comprehensive history of Edison’s life and work in Fort Myers, and Thulesius covers the subject well, highlighting little-known segments of Edison’s speculation an

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