By Michael Brian Schiffer
The earliest electric applied sciences have been conceived within the laboratory equipment of physicists; due to their awesome and various results, notwithstanding, those applied sciences speedily made their method into many different groups and actions. Schiffer conducts us from neighborhood to group, displaying how those applied sciences labored as they have been positioned to exploit in public lectures, innovative experiments in chemistry and biology, and clinical treatment. This tale brings to mild the arcane and long-forgotten innovations that made means for lots of sleek technologies—including lightning rods (Franklin's invention), cardiac stimulation, xerography, and the interior combustion engine—and richly conveys the complicated relationships between technology, know-how, and culture.
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Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment by Michael Brian Schiffer