Empires of Light

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ISBN: 1588360008
Release Date: 2003-08-19
Number of pages: 432
Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Empires of Light in PDF and EPUB In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation’s most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world’s first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Edison struggled to introduce his radical new direct current (DC) technology into the hurly-burly of New York City as Tesla and Westinghouse challenged his dominance with their alternating current (AC), thus setting the stage for one of the eeriest feuds in American corporate history, the War of the Electric Currents. The battlegrounds: Wall Street, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Niagara Falls, and, finally, the death chamber—Jonnes takes us on the tense walk down a prison hallway and into the sunlit room where William Kemmler, convicted ax murderer, became the first man to die in the electric chair. Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the “mysterious fluid,” and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. From the Hardcover edition.

Die letzten Tage der Nacht

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ISBN: 9783732539826
Release Date: 2017-02-16
Number of pages: 463
Author: Graham Moore

Download and read online Die letzten Tage der Nacht in PDF and EPUB "Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.

Trick 17

Filename: trick-17.pdf
ISBN: 3957960800
Release Date: 2016-07-13
Number of pages: 120
Author: Florian Sprenger
Publisher: Meson Press

Download and read online Trick 17 in PDF and EPUB Der Zauber der Medien speist sich aus ihrem Geheimnis: Den Usern von heute sind Laptop, Smartphone oder Tablet eine Blackbox, die ihre Sinne im Bann halt und die Techniktricks im Inneren hinter einer opaken Oberflache verbirgt. Doch solche Verzauberung ist nicht neu. Um ihr auf die Spur zu kommen, nahert sich dieses Buch der Mediengeschichte der Zauberei an der Schwelle zwischen magischem Moment und Ent-Tauschung. Nicht selten folgt einer geradezu ubernaturlich wirkenden Zaubervorfuhrung die wissenschaftliche Erklarung und Offenlegung ihrer Tricks. Ein solcher Akt der Entzauberung mag zwar magische Momente als faulen Zauber demaskieren. Er ruckt dafur jedoch die Technologien der Tauschung ins Rampenlicht: Erst die Ausnutzung physikalischer Gesetze, das Konstruieren mechanischer Zauberapparate und das Spiel mit der Wahrnehmung der Zuschauer machen deren, Verzauberung' moglich. Sie erlaubt, die Frage nach Wissen, dem medialen Zugriff auf unsere Sinne und dem sinnlichen Zugriff auf unsere Welt erneut zu stellen."

Nikola Tesla

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ISBN: 9780756540869
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone

Download and read online Nikola Tesla in PDF and EPUB A biography of Nikola Tesla, physicist, inventor, and electrical engineer.

Der Teufel von Chicago

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ISBN: 3596153913
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 446
Author: Erik Larson

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Versuche mit Wechselstr men von sehr hoher Frequenz und deren Anwendung auf Methoden der k nstlichen Beleuchtung

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ISBN: 3908245125
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 71
Author: Nikola Tesla

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Natural Power

Filename: natural-power.pdf
ISBN: 9781944529376
Release Date: 2016-10-29
Number of pages: 246
Author: Rock Brynner
Publisher: Cosimo Books

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The Age of Edison

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ISBN: 9781101605479
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Number of pages: 368
Author: Ernest Freeberg
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Age of Edison in PDF and EPUB A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison’s invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician Technician

Filename: electricity-for-the-entertainment-electrician-technician.pdf
ISBN: 9781134698837
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Number of pages: 272
Author: Richard Cadena
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician Technician in PDF and EPUB The application of electricity for the theatre or a concert stage is not the same as for a residence or commercial building. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician provides you with the fundamentals of theory of electricity as well as the latest guidelines and tips for how to stay safe, current and meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer this reference supports practicing technicians and provides new technicians the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment industry. * The only reference on electricity for the entertainment industry professional! * Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer and seasoned professional * Free additional practice problems and animations at www.electricityentertainmenttech.com

War of the Currents

Filename: war-of-the-currents.pdf
ISBN: 9781467701402
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Number of pages: 64
Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

Download and read online War of the Currents in PDF and EPUB In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy city dwellers enjoyed electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had to make due with dirtier and more dangerous lighting technology, such as kerosene lanterns and gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be among the first to supply electric power to more Americans. The early providers would set the standards—and they would reap great profits. Inventor Thomas Edison already had a leading role in the industry: he had invented the first reliable electrical light bulb. By 1882, his Edison Electric Light Company was distributing electricity using a system called direct current, or DC. But an inventor named Nikola Tesla challenged Edison. Tesla believed that an alternating current—or AC—system would be better. With an AC system, one power station could deliver electricity across many miles, compared to only about one mile for DC. Each inventor had his backers. Business tycoon George Westinghouse put his money behind Tesla and built AC power stations. Meanwhile, Edison and his DC backers said that AC was dangerous. They said that AC could easily electrocute people, so it should power the newly invented electric chair. Edison believed this negative association would sway public opinion toward DC power. The battle over which system would become standard became known as the War of the Currents. This exciting book tells the story of that war, the people who fought it, and the ways in which both kinds of electric power changed the world.

Global Issues

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ISBN: 9781412980371
Release Date: 2009-11-02
Number of pages: 352
Author: Cq Researcher
Publisher: Pine Forge Press

Download and read online Global Issues in PDF and EPUB This lively collection of 12 contemporary articles covers core debates within the broad topic globalization and inspires students to think critically and analytically about issues that impact their lives. This reader is distinguished by its particular focus on up-to-date policy concerns and legal implications of the topics discussed. Unlike more traditional readers, Global Issues exposes students to a journalistic approach to controversial sociological topics, inviting them to consider and debate the real-world relevance of course concepts. About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisanship and current analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly,CQ Researcher titles investigate important and controversial policy issues. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background as well as current analysis of the issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material: A Pro/Con box that examines two competing sides of a single question A detailed chronology of key dates and events An annotated bibliography and Web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps


Filename: kulturphilosophie.pdf
ISBN: 3406563783
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 356
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Publisher: C.H.Beck

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Power Trip From Oil Wells to Solar Cells Our Ride to the Renewable Future

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ISBN: 9780007357345
Release Date: 2010-01-21
Number of pages: 320
Author: Amanda Little
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Power Trip From Oil Wells to Solar Cells Our Ride to the Renewable Future in PDF and EPUB In this fresh and gutsy analysis, Amanda Little lays bare America’s energy past, present and future and shows how the innovatory designs that got it to its current energy crisis will actually save it from ruin.

Halbleiter Leistungsbauelemente

Filename: halbleiter-leistungsbauelemente.pdf
ISBN: 9783540342069
Release Date: 2006-06-22
Number of pages: 419
Author: Josef Lutz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Halbleiter Leistungsbauelemente in PDF and EPUB Halbleiter-Leistungsbauelemente sind das Kernst¿ck der Leistungselektronik. Sie bestimmen die Leistungsf¿gkeit, sie machen neuartige und verlustarme Schaltungen erst m¿glich. Da f¿r deren Anwendung nicht nur die Vorg¿e im Halbleiter, sondern auch die thermischen und mechanischen Eigenschaften wesentlich sind, beinhaltet die Behandlung der Halbleiter-Leistungsbauelemente auch die Aufbau- und Verbindungstechnik. Das Buch geht auf die physikalischen Grundlagen ein, die Halbleiterphysik wird vergleichend f¿r Silizium und die neuen Materialien wie GaAs und SiC behandelt. Herstellungstechnologie, Aufbau, Funktion und technische Eigenschaften der Bauelemente beschreibt der Autor und behandelt dann einzelne Bauarten wie Dioden, Transistoren, Thyristoren und MOS-Transistoren und IGBTs detailliert. Es werden die modernen Bauelemente aber auch ausgehend von der Steuerung der internen Vorg¿e durch die Emitter behandelt, da deren Eigenschaften ma¿eblich von den Emittereigenschaften bestimmt sind. Thermophysikalische Probleme werden beschrieben und die bekannten Zerst¿rungsmechanismen und St¿rungseffekte einzelner Bauarten. Zus¿lich wurde eine Darstellung der Ausfallmechanismen und Grenzen von Leistungsbauelementen entwickelt, f¿r den Praktiker ein wertvolle Hilfe. Schlie¿ich erf¿t der Leser auch Hintergr¿nde m¿glicher unerw¿nschter Oszillationen, die durch Bauelemente verursacht werden, und er wird in das aktuelle Forschungsthema Systemintegration eingef¿hrt. F¿r den Systementwurf werden leistungselektronische Systeme als Ganzes betrachtet. ¿er 250 Abbildungen machen die Darstellung verst¿lich und erleichtern den Umgang auch mit anspruchsvollen Aspekten.


Filename: moo.pdf
ISBN: 9783105613696
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Number of pages: 526
Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Moo in PDF and EPUB ›Moo‹ ist ein komischer, subversiver Campus-Roman über eine Ackerbau- und Viehzucht-Universität irgendwo im Mittleren Westen der USA – oder: ein Abbild der Welt im kleinen. Die Pulitzerpreisträgerin Jane Smiley verarbeitet Wissenschafts- und Gesellschaftskritik zu einer amüsanten und weitsichtigen Komödie. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)