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Electric universe : how electricity switched on the modern world

Author: David Bodanis
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents the history of the science of electricity, discussing the influence of the scientists and pioneers who investigated the unique properties of charged particles, including Alessandro Volta, Michael Faraday, and Samuel Morse.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bodanis, David.
Electric universe.
New York : Three Rivers Press, c2005
(OCoLC)645824918
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodanis
ISBN: 0307335984 9780307335982
OCLC Number: 61684223
Notes: Originally published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2005.
Description: 308 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Wires --
1. frontiersman and the dandy : Albany, 1830, and Washington, D.C., 1836 --
2. Aleck and Mabel : Boston, 1875 --
3. Thomas and J. J. : New York, 1878 --
Pt. II. Waves --
4. Faraday's God : London, 1831 --
5. Atlantic storms : HMS Agamemnon, 1858, and Scotland, 1861 --
Pt. III. Wave machines --
6. solitary man : Karlsruhe, Germany, 1887 --
7. Power in the air : Suffolk coast, 1939, and Bruneval, France, 1942 --
8. Power unleashed : Hamburg, 1943 --
Pt. IV. computer built of rock --
9. Turing : Cambridge, 1936, and Bletchley Park, 1942 --
10. Turing's legacy : New Jersey, 1947 --
Pt. V. brain and beyond --
11. Wet electricity : Plymouth, England, 1947 --
12. Electric moods : Indianapolis, 1972, and today --
What happened next --
Mr. Amp, Mr. Volt, and Mr. Watt.
Responsibility: David Bodanis.
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Presents the history of the science of electricity, discussing the influence of the scientists and pioneers who investigated the unique properties of charged particles, including Alessandro Volta, Michael Faraday, and Samuel Morse.

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