Empires Of Light

Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0375758844
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A riveting chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among three great titans of the Gilded Age--inventor Thomas Alva Edison, creator of the incandescent light bulb; eccentric genius Nikola Tesla; and George Westinghouse, a tough ...

Empires Of Light

Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588360007
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Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the “mysterious fluid,” and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. From the Hardcover edition.

Empire Of Light

Author: Sidney Perkowitz
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 9780309065566
Size: 63.45 MB
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Visible light spans the spectrum between infrared and ultraviolet, but this book reaches across many other spectra as well--from the cave paintings at Lascaux to Mark Rothko's stark blocks of color in today's art museums, from Plato's ...

War Of The Currents

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1467701408
Size: 29.45 MB
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The battle over which system would become standard became known as the War of the Currents. This exciting book tells the story of that war, the people who fought it, and the ways in which both kinds of electric power changed the world.

The Last Days Of Night

Author: Graham Moore
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812988922
Size: 69.73 MB
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New York, 1888: When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and ...

Empires Of Food

Author: Andrew Rimas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439110133
Size: 53.69 MB
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Empires of Food brilliantly recounts the history of cyclic consumption, but it is also the story of the future; of, for example, how a shrimp boat hauling up an empty net in the Mekong Delta could spark a riot in the Caribbean.

Empires Of The Silk Road

Author: Christopher I. Beckwith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400829941
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In retelling the story of the Old World from the perspective of Central Eurasia, Beckwith provides a new understanding of the internal and external dynamics of the Central Eurasian states and shows how their people repeatedly revolutionized ...

Networks Of Power

Author: Thomas Parke Hughes
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801846144
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Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology, this book offers a comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems.

Empires Of The Word

Author: Nicholas Ostler
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062047353
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Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it ...