Author(s): David Bodanis
Electricity is an amazingly powerful force. Communicating through rippling, invisible waves it both connects the stars and races down the nerve-signals in our brains.
Electric Universe takes us from the laying of the first telegraph lines to the first use of radio waves; from radar and the Hamburg cellars during a Second World War firestorm to modern mobile phones and lap-top computers.
From Newton and Faraday to James Clerk Maxwell and Alan Turing, exceptional individuals have pushed the boundaries of physics and shaped modernity. Part social history and part biography this is a remarkable history of science - a brilliant, uplifting narrative about how aspiration becomes progress - and is set to propel David Bodanis to the top of the bestseller lists once again.
Shortlisted for Aventis General Prize for Science Books 2006.
Praise for ELECTRIC UNIVERSE *'Hugely impressive. No one makes complex science more fascinating and accessible - and indeed more pleasurable - than David Bodanis' Bill Bryson *'A technological odyssey complete with heroes and villains, triumph and tragedy - a true scientific adventure' Simon Singh, author of BIG BANG and FERMAT'S LAST THEOREM.
David Bodanis is an American living in London, and the author of the highly acclaimed E=MC2.