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Volta : science and culture in the Age of Enlightenment

Verfasser/in: Giuliano Pancaldi
Verlag: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
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"Examining the social and scientific contexts in which Volta operated - as well as Europe's reception of his most famous invention - Volta also offers a sustained inquiry into long-term features of science and technology as they developed in the early age of electricity. Pancaldi considers the voltaic cell, or battery, as a case study of Enlightenment notions and their consequences, consequences that would include  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
History
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Name: Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Giuseppe A Volta; Alessandro Volta
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Giuliano Pancaldi
ISBN: 0691096856 9780691096858
OCLC-Nummer: 50072163
Beschreibung: xv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: The making of a natural philosopher --
Enlightenment science south of the Alps --
The electrophorus --
Volta's science of electricity --
The cosmopolitan network --
The battery --
Appropriating invention --
The scientist as hero --
Conclusion : science, technology, and contingency.
Verfasserangabe: Giuliano Pancaldi.
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Sets us within the cosmopolitan cultures of Enlightenment Europe to tell the story of Alessandro Volta - the brilliant man whose name is forever attached to electromotive force. This work examines  Weiterlesen…

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