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Title:
The battery : how portable power sparked a technological revolution
Author:
Schlesinger, Henry R.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; New York : Harper, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The first popular history of the technology which harnessed electricity and powered the greatest scientific and technological advances of the modern era. Line drawings throughout.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: History in real time -- A world without science -- The death of superstition -- The tale of the frog -- Science, showmanship, and the voltaic pile -- Not a gentleman of science -- What hath God wrought? -- Finally, something useful -- Power and light -- Genius by design -- Victorian age of discovery -- Without wires -- Mass-marketing miracles -- What will they think of next? -- Distance dies in the parlor -- The endless frontier -- See it! Hear it! Get it! -- Smaller and smaller -- Always on -- Lab reports -- Epilogue: Bring on the future -- Appendix: Those troublesome Baghdad batteries.
ISBN:
9780061442933
Format :
Book

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