The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

Paperback | April 12, 2011

byHenry Schlesinger

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“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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“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 ...

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An eye-opening history of the technology that harnessed electricity and powered the greatest scientific and technological advances of our time.What begin as a long-running dispute in biology, involving a dead frog's twitching leg, a scalpel, and a metal plate, would become an invention that transformed the history of the world: the bat...

Henry Schlesinger is a journalist and author specializing in science and emerging technologies. He is the coauthor ofSpycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda, and lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061442941

ISBN - 13:9780061442940

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Henry Schlesinger’s fascinating and supurbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it. The Battery illuminates in compellingly rich detail the scientists and entrepreneurs responsible for so much of the technology we take for granted today.