The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

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In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky's Cod and David Bodanis's E=MC2, The Battery is the first popular history of the technology that harnessed electricity and powered the greatest scientific and technological advances of our time.

What began as a long-running dispute in biology, involving a dead frog's twitching leg, a scalpel, and a metal plate, would become an invention that transformed the history of the world: the battery. From Alessandro Volta's first copper-and-zinc… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (March 16, 2010)

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 650 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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