Primer of Electricity

The author writes: "Let anyone stop to consider how he individually would be affected if all electrical service were suddenly to cease, and he cannot fail to appreciate the claims of electricity to attentive study."

In these days when we take for granted all kinds of technology - communications, entertainment, medical, military, industrial and domestic - it is not only interesting to learn what progress had been made in the fields of electricity and technology by the beginning of the 20th century, but also instructive as their presentation was practical. Including the dawn of hydro-electric power by Nicholas Tesla, the x-ray or Roentgen, the phonograph of Thomas Edison, the telephone and the wireless telegraph of Graham Bell, this book explains the pioneering work of the men who made our modern world possible, and sets us what the next century brought - providing that we do not manage to destroy our planet in the meantime.