Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World (Paperback)
  • Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World (Paperback)

Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World (Paperback)

Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 19/01/2006
  • In stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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 accounts of scientific breakthrough. The great discoverers come to life in all their brilliance and idiosyncrasy, including the visionary Michael Faraday, who struggled against the prejudices of the British class system, and Alexander Graham Bell, driven to invent by his love for a young deaf student. From the cold waters of the Atlantic, to the streets of Hamburg during a World War II firestorm and the interior of the human body, Electric Universe is a mesmerizing journey of discovery by a master science writer.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349117669
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm

Hugely impressive. No one makes complex science more fascinating and accessible - and indeed more pleasurable - than David Bodanis * Bill Bryson *
A technological odyssey complete with heroes and villains, triumph and tragedy - a true scientific adventure * Simon Singh, author of BIG BANG and FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM *
Bodanis unpeels these layers of the electrical onion expertly; his writing is vigorous and sometimes ecstatic . . . ELECTRIC UNIVERSE is a high-voltage performance * DAILY MAIL *
A compelling, fast-paced read * OBSERVER *

You may also be interested in...

Electricity and Magnetism
Added to basket
Electromagnetism 2e
Added to basket
Added to basket
Basic Electricity
Added to basket
Circuit Analysis For Dummies
Added to basket
The Electronics Companion
Added to basket
The Manga Guide To Electricity
Added to basket
Electromagnetism for Engineers
Added to basket
Electricity Demystified, Second Edition
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.