Item #16246 Edison in Florida: The Green Laboratory. Olav Thulesius.
Edison in Florida: The Green Laboratory

Edison in Florida: The Green Laboratory

Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997. First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; First Edition, First Printing. 150 pages with chapter notes and an index. Illustrated.

New / New. Item #16246
ISBN: 0813015219

In 1885, America's greatest inventor, the "wizard" of electricity and Yankee industrialization, established a second home in Florida. 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 this first book devoted to Edison's life and work in Fort Myers, Thulesius reveals Edison the nature lover and medicine man. 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. Thulesius also explores the relationship with Fort Myers neighbor Henry Ford, the visits from Henry Firestone

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