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Power struggles: Scientific authority and the creation of practical electricity before Edison (Schiffer, M.B.; 2008) [Book review]

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Brian Schiffer's book can be appreciated on two levels: as a chronological account of electrical development leading up to the 1880s, or as an account of how scientific authorities - particularly Joseph Henry - influenced this development. This wide-ranging account is eminently readable and technically accurate

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

Fall 2009

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