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The title of this book belies its value as a broad historical account of man's progress in electricity and electronics from ancient civilizations to the present era. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Wood
This was a very informative and entertaining book .I really enjoyed it. Ilearned about the history of batteries and how important they are.Published 6 months ago by andrew Zuddans
This is the first history I have read that correctly states that the "bazooka" weapon was named for Bob Burns's musical instrument. Mr. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sam Dunnam
You can only say so much about batteries. But if it can be said it is in this book. There is a disclaimer that apology if something was missed. Read morePublished 14 months ago by bernie
Despite what the cover implies, this book is not so much about batteries of the computer age as it is a history of electricity, with focus on storage batteries. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rick Cook
I didn't learn much about batteries from reading this book.
There is very little information on the development or details of various kinds of batteries. Read more
Initially this book sparked my curiosity. And as I continued reading the subject matter electrified my imagination. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gil Cabrera
As other reviewers noted, this book goes off-topic quite a bit. The early history of electricity is somewhat inseparable from the battery, so that was understandable, but I felt... Read morePublished 20 months ago by illnoise
Athough the book is a good read giving many stories involving the history of electricity, electronics, and sometimes even batteries, the numerous errors were annoying. Read morePublished on June 20, 2011 by Lloyd Stallkamp