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Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron

by Hans Camenzind

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    bluyssae: If you liked the history of electricity and electronics, you will probably also like the history of information theory.
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    bluyssae: In this book the history of the telegraph is explained in much more detail, for those who liked Camenzind's introduction.
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Man's encounter with the electron or a short history on electricity and electronics.
The author, himself a gifted electronic inventor, describes the various discoveries and inventions that have occurred in electricity and electronics throughout the centuries. Not only the invention itself is nicely discussed but also the environment in which it occurred: jealousy, lies, patent battles, lifes ending in embitterment, in poverty or with suicide.
A small book but a big read. ( )
  bluyssae | Sep 25, 2013 |
Man's encounter with the electron or a short history on electricity and electronics.
The author, himself a gifted electronic inventor, describes the various discoveries and inventions that have occurred in electricity and electronics throughout the centuries. Not only the invention itself is nicely discussed but also the environment in which it occurred: jealousy, lies, patent battles, lifes ending in embitterment, in poverty or with suicide.
A small book but a big read.
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Man's encounter with the electron or a short history on electricity and electronics.
The author, himself a gifted electronic inventor, describes the various discoveries and inventions that have occurred in electricity and electronics throughout the centuries.
Not only the invention itself is nicely discussed but also the environment in which it occurred: jealousy, lies, patent battles, lifes ending in embitterment, in poverty or with suicide. 
A small book but a big read.
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A history of electricity and electronics. How the puny electron at first bothered mankind, then gradually became useful and now dominates our lives. This is the story of the people who encountered it.

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