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The Story of Electricity

The Story of Electricity by John Munro
By: (1849-1930)

The Story of Electricity by John Munro is an engaging and comprehensive exploration of the history and impact of electricity. Munro skillfully traces the development of electricity from ancient times to the present day, illustrating how this powerful force has shaped and transformed society in myriad ways.

The author deftly weaves together scientific principles, technological advancements, and historical contexts to provide a rich and nuanced understanding of electricity. Munro's prose is clear and accessible, making complex concepts easily understandable for readers of all backgrounds.

One of the book's strengths is its emphasis on the social and cultural impact of electricity, highlighting how this revolutionary invention has revolutionized communication, transportation, healthcare, and numerous other aspects of modern life. Munro also delves into the ethical and environmental implications of our reliance on electricity, prompting readers to consider the consequences of our increasingly electrified world.

Overall, The Story of Electricity is a thought-provoking and informative read that will appeal to anyone interested in the history of science and technology. Munro's passion for his subject shines through on every page, making this book a must-read for anyone curious about the electrifying story of electricity.

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In the book's preface, the author writes: "Let anyone stop to consider how he individually would be affected if all electrical service were suddenly to cease, and he cannot fail to appreciate the claims of electricity to attentive study."

In these days when we take for granted all kinds of technology - communications, entertainment, medical, military, industrial and domestic - it is interesting to learn what progress had been made in the fields of electricity and technology by the beginning of the 20th century.

Including the dawn of hydro-electric power, the x-ray, the phonograph, the telephone and the wireless telegraph, this book explains the pioneering work of the men who made our modern world possible, and sets us wondering what the next century may bring.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - October 7, 2018
Subject: The Story of Electricity
great book, fascinating and down to earth explanations of the accomplishments in electricity. Thanks for sharing.


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