The Electric Universe

The Electric Universe : The Shocking True Story of Electricity

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A popular history of the science of electricity follows the work of the scientists and pioneers who investigated its unique properties and secrets and discusses the influence of their scientific breakthroughs on our ability to harness its more

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  • Book
  • 127 x 137.2 x 25.4mm | 204.12g
  • The Listerner's Library (Pty) Ltd
  • Parkhurst, South Africa
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged
  • digital
  • 0739313258
  • 9780739313251

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"Hugely impressive. No one makes complex science more fascinating and accessible--and indeed more pleasurable--than David Bodanis." --Bill Bryson, author of "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and "A Walk in the Woods" "Bodanis wears his immense knowledge lightly. His crystal-clear explanations of everything from force fields under the Atlantic to GPS satellites combine with a flair for narrative and an eagle eye for obscure facts (where else can you learn that antidepressants turn into liquid electricity when swallowed?) to provide an intriguing account of how the wonders of electricity have transformed our world." --Ross King, author of "Brunelleschi's Dome" and" Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling" ""Electric Universe" is a technological odyssey complete with heroes and villains, triumph and tragedy--a true scientific adventure." --Simon Singh, author of "Fermat's Enigma" and" Big Bang" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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977 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (377)
3 29% (288)
2 8% (76)
1 1% (11)
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