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Electric Universe Anyone who has considered the inner workings of a computer (or even a toaster) would get a charge out of Bodanis' history of electricity — or, ...Electric UniverseScience and Technology, Nonfiction Anyone who has considered the inner workings of a computer (or even a toaster) would get a charge out of Bodanis' history of electricity — or, ...2005-02-21Crown
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Electric Universe

Genre: Science and Technology, Nonfiction; Author: David Bodanis; Publisher: Crown

Anyone who has considered the inner workings of a computer (or even a toaster) would get a charge out of Bodanis’ history of electricity — or, more precisely, the astonishing growth in our understanding of this natural force over the past two centuries. In a series of biographical vignettes, he recounts the lives and loves of visionaries both famous (Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday) and obscure (including the wonderful stiff-upper-lip heroics of radar pioneers Watson Watt and Charles Cox). The approach works, adding more than a touch of drama to his lucid and informative science lessons.

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