By Michael Brian Schiffer
The earliest electric applied sciences have been conceived within the laboratory equipment of physicists; due to their striking and numerous results, in spite of the fact that, those applied sciences quickly made their approach into many different groups and actions. Schiffer conducts us from group to neighborhood, displaying how those applied sciences labored as they have been positioned to take advantage of in public lectures, progressive experiments in chemistry and biology, and scientific remedy. This tale brings to mild the arcane and long-forgotten innovations that made manner for lots of sleek technologies—including lightning rods (Franklin's invention), cardiac stimulation, xerography, and the inner combustion engine—and richly conveys the complicated relationships between technological know-how, expertise, and culture.
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