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Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World By David Bodanis

Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World
by David Bodanis

From the author of the bestselling E=MC2, a brilliantly descriptive analysis of one of the most powerful forces that controls the universe - electricity

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Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World Summary


For centuries, electricity was viewed 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, transforming our world. 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. A superb storyteller, Bodanis weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthrough. The great discoverers come to life in all their brilliance and idiosyncrasy, including the visionary Michael Faraday, who struggled against the prejudices of the British class system, and Alexander Graham Bell, driven to invent by his love for a young deaf student. From the cold waters of the Atlantic, to the streets of Hamburg during a World War II firestorm and the interior of the human body, Electric Universe is a mesmerizing journey of discovery by a master science writer.

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GOR001606337
Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World
David Bodanis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2004-06-20
320
0349117667
9780349117669
Winner of Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2006 (UK)
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