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The age of electricity. From amber-soul to telephone. By Park Benjamin.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922.
Publication:
New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1886.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 381 p. front., illus., 5 pl., diagrs. 20 cm.
Subjects:
Electricity.
Form/Genre:
Pictorial cloth bindings (Binding) -- 1886.
Contents:
The myth of the amber soul
The discoveries of the early experimenters
The cagin of the lightning
Electricity in harness
The galvanic battery, and the conversion of chemical energy into electrical energy
The electro-magnet, and the conversion of electricity into magnetism
The dynamo-electric machine, and the conversion of magnetism and mechanical motion into electricity
The electric light- The conversion of electrical energy into heat and light
Electric-motors, and the conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy
Electrolysis-electro-metallurgy and the storage-battery
The electric telegraph
The speaking telephone
The induction coil, and powerful electric discharges
The applications of electricity to medicine, war, railways, time, music, etc.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: "Olive green cloth stamped with gold lightning bolts, red title with gold outline on a field of gray swirls; red title with gold outline on spine with red caduceus" -- Minsky.
Athenaeum copy: Livezey Fund bookplate.
Cited in:
Minsky, Richard. American decorated publishers' bindings, 1872-1929 (electronic resource), v. 3, pg. 30
OCLC:
4370244
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