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How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus Containing Complete Directions for Making All Kinds of Simple Apparatus for the Study of Elementary Electricity   By: (1865-)

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In "How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus," author Thomas M. St. John presents a remarkable guide for young readers interested in exploring the fascinating world of elementary electricity. The book chronicles the empowering journey of two curious boys who, armed with determination and resourcefulness, embark on a mission to create their very own electrical apparatus.

One of the standout aspects of this book is its accessibility. St. John ensures that even readers with little to no background knowledge in electricity can follow along comfortably. The instructions provided are easy to understand and broken down into manageable steps. Through St. John's guidance, readers are encouraged to embrace hands-on learning, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

The author's writing style is engaging and captures the excitement of discovery. St. John successfully combines the boys' narrative with informative explanations, striking a balance between entertainment and education. As readers accompany the two youngsters on their electrifying journey, they can't help but feel inspired to embark on their own scientific explorations.

The content itself is comprehensive, covering a wide range of simple apparatus that can be assembled to study electricity. St. John's expertise shines through, as he explains the scientific principles behind each device in a clear and concise manner. From batteries and simple circuits to electromagnets and telegraph instruments, the book introduces a plethora of concepts that gradually build upon one another, making it an ideal resource for young readers eager to expand their knowledge in this field.

Furthermore, the book is brimming with illustrations and diagrams, making it even more engaging and visually engaging for readers of all ages. The visuals supplement the written instructions, providing a visual aid that reinforces the learning process. This combination of thoughtful explanations and visual support sets the book apart, enhancing the reader's understanding while fostering an appreciation for the power of electricity.

Although the target audience for this book is primarily young readers, older readers with a budding fascination for electrical engineering will find immense value in its pages as well. St. John's approachable style and comprehensive explanations make the content accessible to individuals of varying knowledge levels.

"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" is a must-read for any young enthusiast who wishes to explore the wonders of electricity. Thomas M. St. John eloquently captures the essence of scientific exploration and inspires readers to channel their curiosity into practical learning. By following along with the two boys' journey, readers are sure to develop a newfound appreciation for the world of elementary electricity and gain the confidence to embark on their own scientific endeavors.

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EIGHTH EDITION Price, postpaid, $1.00

This book contains 141 pages, 125 illustrations, and directions for making 152 pieces of apparatus. Size, 5×7 1/2; red cloth.

CONTENTS: Chapter I. Cells and Batteries. II. Battery Fluids and Solutions. III. Miscellaneous Apparatus and Methods of Construction. IV. Switches and Cut Outs. V. Binding Posts and Connectors. VI. Permanent Magnets. VII. Magnetic Needles and Compasses. VIII. Yokes and Armatures. IX. Electro Magnets. X. Wire Winding Apparatus. XI. Induction Coils and Their Attachments. XII. Contact Breakers and Current Interrupters. XIII. Current Detectors and Galvanometers. XIV. Telegraph Keys and Sounders. XV. Electric Bells and Buzzers. XVI. Commutators and Current Reversers. XVII. Resistance Coils. XVIII. Apparatus for Static Electricity. XIX. Electric Motors. XX. Odds and Ends. XXI. Tools and Materials.

"The author of this book is a teacher and writer of great ingenuity, and we imagine that the effect of such a book as this falling into juvenile hands must be highly stimulating and beneficial... Continue reading book >>

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