Inventing the Future

Inventing the Future

A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison

By Marfe Ferguson Delano; David Edward Edison Sloane (Foreword by)

National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9780792267218, 64pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2002

Thomas Edison's 1,093 patented inventions include the light bulb, the phonograph, and significant contributions to the fields of photography. Combining lively text, rare period photos, and Edison's own words, Delano paints a memorable portrait of this prolific American genius. Photos.

About the Author
Marfe Ferguson Delano is the author of 14 books for National Geographic, including Genius, A Photobiography of Albert Einstein, which was on Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison. Her latest title for National Geographic is Helen's Eyes, A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan. She is a graduate of Duke University. She lives in Alexandria, VA.