Author: Jill Jonnes Publisher: Random House Incorporated ISBN: 0375758844 Size: 69.56 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 3206 DownloadRead Online
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 ...
Author: Jill Jonnes Publisher: Random House ISBN: 9781588360007 Size: 74.89 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 3297 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Sidney Perkowitz Publisher: Joseph Henry Press ISBN: 9780309065566 Size: 63.45 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 3594 DownloadRead Online
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 ...
Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ISBN: 1467701408 Size: 29.45 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 2396 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Graham Moore Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks ISBN: 0812988922 Size: 69.73 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 3128 DownloadRead Online
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 ...
Author: Andrew Rimas Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 9781439110133 Size: 53.69 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 6943 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Christopher I. Beckwith Publisher: Princeton University Press ISBN: 9781400829941 Size: 78.25 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 2775 DownloadRead Online
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 ...
Author: Thomas Parke Hughes Publisher: JHU Press ISBN: 9780801846144 Size: 31.82 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 6099 DownloadRead Online
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.
Author: Nicholas Ostler Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 0062047353 Size: 44.56 MB Format: PDF, Docs View: 3054 DownloadRead Online
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 ...