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 —… 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 —… 2005-02-15 Nonfiction Science and Technology Crown
Book Review

Electric Universe (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 15, 2005; Writer: David Bodanis; Genres: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; 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.

Originally posted Feb 21, 2005 Published in issue #808 Feb 25, 2005 Order article reprints
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