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Electric universe : [the shocking true story of electricity]

Author: David Bodanis; Del Roy
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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"For centuries, electricity was seen as little more than a curious property of certain substances that sparked when rubbed. Then, in the 1790s, Alessandro Volta began the scientific investigation that ignited an explosion of knowledge and invention. The force that once seemed inconsequential was revealed to be responsible for everything from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains. In harnessing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Bodanis; Del Roy
ISBN: 1415916268 9781415916261
OCLC Number: 57481412
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Del Roy.
Description: 6 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: David Bodanis.

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"For centuries, electricity was seen as little more than a curious property of certain substances that sparked when rubbed. Then, in the 1790s, Alessandro Volta began the scientific investigation that ignited an explosion of knowledge and invention. The force that once seemed inconsequential was revealed to be responsible for everything from the structure of the atom to the functioning of our brains. In harnessing its power, we have created a world of wonders-- complete with roller coasters and radar, computer networks and psychopharmeceuticals. A superb storyteller, Bodanis weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthroughs. From the frigid waters of the Atlantic to the streets of Hamburg during a World War II firestorm to the interior of the human body, Electric universe is a mesmerizing journey of discovery by a master science writer"--Container.

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