The Resource Frankenstein's children : electricity, exhibition, and experiment in early-nineteenth-century London, Iwan Rhys Morus

Frankenstein's children : electricity, exhibition, and experiment in early-nineteenth-century London, Iwan Rhys Morus

Label
Frankenstein's children : electricity, exhibition, and experiment in early-nineteenth-century London
Title
Frankenstein's children
Title remainder
electricity, exhibition, and experiment in early-nineteenth-century London
Statement of responsibility
Iwan Rhys Morus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, Londoners were enthralled by a strange fluid called electricity. In examining this period, Iwan Morus moves beyond the conventional focus on the celebrated Michael Faraday to discuss other electrical experimenters, who aspired to spectacular public displays of their discoveries. Revealing connections among such diverse fields as scientific lecturing, laboratory research, telegraphic communication, industrial electroplating, patent conventions, and innovative medical therapies, Morus also shows how electrical culture was integrated into a new machine-dominated, consumer society. He sees the history of science as part of the history of production, and emphasizes the labor and material resources needed to make electricity work
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
303.48/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC527.5
LC item number
.M67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
Label
Frankenstein's children : electricity, exhibition, and experiment in early-nineteenth-century London, Iwan Rhys Morus
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Blending Instruction with Amusement: London's Galleries of Practical Science.
  • Ch. 4.
  • A Science of Experiment and Observation: The Rise and Fall of the London Electrical Society.
  • Ch. 5.
  • The Right Arm of God: Electricity and the Experimental Production of Life
  • pt. 2.
  • Managing Machine Culture
  • Introduction: From Performance to Process.
  • Ch. 6.
  • They Have No Right to Look for Fame: The Patenting of Electricity.
  • pt. 1.
  • Ch. 7.
  • To Annihilate Time and Space: The Invention of the Telegraph
  • The Places of Experiment
  • Introduction: Electricity, Experiment, and the Experimental Life.
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Errors of a Fashionable Man: Michael Faraday and the Royal Institution.
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Vast Laboratory of Nature: William Sturgeon and Popular Electricity.
  • Ch. 3.
Control code
ocn884722081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 324 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691605272
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt736h0p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36901039
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884722081
  • acls0691605270

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