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Science and History Collide: True Stories of the People Who Powered Our World
In this physics and engineering chronicle disguised as an electric time-travel adventure, Kathy Joseph, physicist, educator, and creator of the popular Kathy Loves Physics documentary channel on YouTube, shares over 400 years of the history of electricity through the linked breakthroughs of men and women in science.
From the assistant who invented the electric light 140 years before Edison to the severed ear that led to the telephone, follow the chain of experiments, inventions, and discoveries through time.
Rigorously researched, historically and scientifically accurate, and filled with quirky anecdotes, The Lightning Tamers will provide you with a greater understanding of how our electric world works. Whether you're a history buff, a science lover, or someone who just likes to know more about the world around you, The Lightning Tamers is the entertaining read for you.