The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution
“Henry Schlesinger is playful and intelligent and obscenely well read.” — Richard Zacks, author of The Pirate Hunter
"Henry Schlesinger’s fascinating and superbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it." — Michael Belfiore, author of The Department of Mad Scientists
Henry Schlesinger’s The Battery is the first popular history of the technology that harnessed electricity and powered the greatest scientific and technological advances of our time. If you like Wired Magazine and popular science books, you'll love the "hidden history" of The Battery.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kukulaj - LibraryThing
This book is not so much about batteries as about devices that run on battery power. I rather suspect that the author tried to write a book about batteries but really the devices are much more ... Read full review
THE BATTERY: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological RevolutionUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An irresistibly entertaining history of electricity from the point of view of the humble battery.A battery is a container in which a chemical reaction produces an electric current. Electricity was a ... Read full review
Two The Death of Superstition
Three The Tale of the Frog
Five Not a Gentleman of Science
Six What Hath God Wrought?
Seven Finally Something Useful
Nine Genius by Design
Eleven Without Wires
Twelve MassMarketing Miracles
Thirteen What Will They Think of Next?
Fourteen Distance Dies in the Parlor
Sixteen See It Hear It Get It
Eighteen Always On
Appendix Those Troublesome Baghdad Batteries