Regular price: $13.96

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $13.96

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

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.
© and (P)1993 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Bryden on 06-01-09

A great background from first principals

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

Read More Hide me

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By Michael on 12-27-16

swords of ideas in progression

A stimulating account of mans mind. this clearly shows that, if man could share more of his ideas at the point of conception. that is without restrant of judgment. The swords of ideas would develope farster and be sharp enough to change mankind.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2017 Audible, Inc