An A to Z collector's edition of quotations from Thomas Edison, arguably the world's greatest inventor and perhaps its greatest wealth creator as well. It is likely that through his inventions he created more new wealth, more new industries, more new jobs and careers than any other single individual in history. Imagine a world without electric lighting or power, sound recording, music recording, talking motion pictures, or alkaline batteries, and you imagine the world before Edison. Here is Edison speaking on a wide variety of subjects from A to Z, with special emphasis on invention, practical thinking and problem-solving. Drawn from his published writings, speeches, interviews, letters, notes and diaries. Arranged alphabetically by topic or keyword, including references, giving you points of interest and portals of entrance. Edited by Alex Ayres, a Harvard and UCLA-educated writer and editor whose previous bestsellers include The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain (Harper Collins) and The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln (Penguin). Here is the best of Edison and his pragmatic philosophy of success. Learn his secrets of invention, experimentation and "incessant thinking." See his vision of the future of technology, energy and the human race. A Quotable Wisdom book. The most wisdom you can get for a dollar.