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That said, I can think of no reason for reading this book, unless you are in the mood for fiction.
Although the writing style is pleasant and the anecdotes interesting, they do not weave themselves into the story of electricity.
It's immensely enjoyable and readable, one of the very few books I've read cover to cover in a single sitting.
Mixed feelings for this one. On one hand, the history is accurate and interesting, and Mr. Bodanis does a great job with insights and back stories about the people behind... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Moe Rubenzahl
Sitting in my engineering classes, I often wonder about the lives of Faraday, Watson and Hertz to name a few of the contributors to our modern way of life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William E Lambert
I saw a picture of his face on the inside jacket and thought he looked smug enough, but I thought I would give him a chance. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Silent river
Exhilarating whirlwind bird's eye view of the beginning of electricity all the way to the computer. Bird's eye view, yes but here and there D.B swoops down for a close up view.Published 7 months ago by Gabba
This is more of a history and philosophy book than a science book. It's immensely enjoyable and readable, one of the very few books I've read cover to cover in a single sitting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Watson
I read this book in another format and enjoyed it so much I bought this copy for a friend. Lots of good information written in an entertaining way. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Moose
"So what are you reading?" I looked up to see my waitress looking disinterested and not even looking in my direction when she asked. Read more
My wife picked this up at a rummage sale, thinking it looked like something I'd enjoy. The first thing I did was check the index for 'Tesla'. Read morePublished on October 6, 2012 by Terryp
This narrative history shows the significance of electricty to humans. It is not a detailed history of human investigation, understanding and use of electricty, but rather presents... Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Jordan Bell