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The author does a superb job making technology entertaining for all types of readers.
I am one of those double dippers buy buying the Kindle version for listening to while at work and the hard copy to re-read and keep on the library shelf.
This is a great book for the student, the curious, for the knowledgeable and the ignorant.
I was really looking forward to reading this book.
Unfortunately my enjoyment was totally ruined by the frequent and appalling technical errors. Read more
This was a very informative and entertaining book .I really enjoyed it. Ilearned about the history of batteries and how important they are.Published 3 months ago by andrew Zuddans
As some of the other reviewers indicated, the number of technical errors in the text was a little distracting. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joe Fox
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 11 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 11 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 12 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 17 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 17 months ago by illnoise