The Story of Electricity

  • by Dr. Jack Sanders
  • Narrated by Edwin Newman
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 19th century, scientists working with chemistry and magnetism began discovering a rich variety of electrical phenomena. These were to be applied later in inventions including motors, alternating current, radio, batteries, the telephone, and much more. This is the story of a new branch of science that changed the way the world does physical work and the way it controls information, spurring the Industrial Revolution, followed by the Information Age. The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history's most successful journeys: 4,000 years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.


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Customer Reviews

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A great background from first principals

Very listanable narative packed with titbits of history that are not widly known
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- Bryden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.