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Alessandro Volta and the electric battery.

Author: Bern Dibner; Alessandro Volta
Publisher: New York : F. Watts, [1964]
Series: Immortals of science.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dibner, Bern.
Alessandro Volta and the electric battery.
New York : F. Watts, [1964]
(OCoLC)652378081
Named Person: Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Volta
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bern Dibner; Alessandro Volta
OCLC Number: 247967
Notes: Includes a translation (p. 111-131) of Volta's "On the electricity excited by the mere contact of conducting substances of different kinds," originally written in French with English title. First published in Royal Society of London, Philosophical transactions, 1800, pt. 2.
Description: 135 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Immortals of science.

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by WTYILL@KUK (WorldCat user on 2006-06-15)

OUR DEBT TO ELECTRICITY 1 1. THE ELECTRICAL AGE ARRIVES 5 2. THE FIRST ELECTRICAL MACHINES 11 3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S ELECTRICAL DISCOVERIES 17 4. VOLTA'S BOYHOOD AND EARLY INVENTIONS 22 5. VOLTA GOES ABROAD 34 6. PROFESSOR GALVANI'S KICKING FROGS 40 7. THE CONTROVERSY BEGINS 51 8. THE VOLTAIC PILE 64 9. NEW ELECTRICAL SENSATIONS 70 10. THE ELECTRIC BATTERY 75 11. THE ADMIRATION OF NAPOLEON 78 12. THE MAN AND HIS FAMILY 84 13. THE HERITAGE OF ALESSANDRO VOLTA 89 14. THE LAWS OF ELECTRIC CURRENTS 96 15. THE GREAT BENEFACTOR 102 CHRONOLOGY OF PRINCIPAL EVENTS 107 APPENDIX A 111 INDEX 133

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