Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World

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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 ...

Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World 2006, Three Rivers Press (CA), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307335982

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