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Volta : science and culture in the Age of Enlightenment

Auteur : Giuliano Pancaldi
Éditeur : Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
History
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Personne nommée : Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Giuseppe A Volta; Alessandro Volta; Alessandro Giuseppe A Volta
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Giuliano Pancaldi
ISBN : 0691096856 9780691096858
Numéro OCLC : 50072163
Description : xv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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This is by far the best book about Volta in English... It is contextual, unawed, and enriched by new manuscript material. It is also far more than just a biography. Based on this study of one Lire la suite...

 
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