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Empires of Light

Empires of Light Author Jill Jonnes
ISBN-10 1588360008
Release 2003-08-19
Pages 432
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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.



Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla Author Michael Burgan
ISBN-10 9780756540869
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 112
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A biography of Nikola Tesla, physicist, inventor, and electrical engineer.



Natural Power

Natural Power Author Rock Brynner
ISBN-10 9781944529376
Release 2016-10-29
Pages 246
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The Age of Edison

The Age of Edison Author Ernest Freeberg
ISBN-10 9781101605479
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 368
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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

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician   Technician Author Richard Cadena
ISBN-10 9781134698837
Release 2014-02-03
Pages 272
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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

War of the Currents Author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
ISBN-10 9781467701402
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 64
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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

Global Issues Author Cq Researcher
ISBN-10 9781412980371
Release 2009-11-02
Pages 352
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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



Conquering Gotham

Conquering Gotham Author Jill Jonnes
ISBN-10 0670031585
Release 2007
Pages 368
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Traces the epic story of the struggle to build Penn Station, describing how the nation's most powerful railroad tackled Tammany Hall corruption and the forces of nature to create a tunnel system linking Manhattan, New Jersey, and Long Island.



Hot Property

Hot Property Author Pat Choate
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060893313
Release 2005
Pages 352
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A study of the economic repercussions of intellectual property theft interweaves the stories of the great inventors of the past with America's evolution from an agricultural society into a technological, industrial, and scientific superpower.



Workforce Education Forum

Workforce Education Forum Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P01011002K
Release 2004
Pages
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Power Trip From Oil Wells to Solar Cells Our Ride to the Renewable Future

Power Trip  From Oil Wells to Solar Cells     Our Ride to the Renewable Future Author Amanda Little
ISBN-10 9780007357345
Release 2010-01-21
Pages 320
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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.



Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth century U S History

Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth century U S  History Author Kathleen W. Craver
ISBN-10 0313348103
Release 2008
Pages 407
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Presents one hundred topics for term papers in the field of nineteenth-century United States history, including Native Americans, slavery and emancipation, women's rights, and Hispanic history.



Discover

Discover Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058882443
Release 2003-07
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Cassette books

Cassette books Author Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN-10 PURD:32754075485403
Release 2005
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Inventors and inventions

Inventors and inventions Author Alvin K. Benson
ISBN-10 PSU:000067584451
Release 2010
Pages 1376
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.



Choice

Choice Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114613222
Release 2004
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The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia

The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia Author David A. Waples
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114197119
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 276
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The large scale, practical uses of natural gas were initially introduced by innovators Joseph Pew and George Westinghouse for the steel and glass industries in Pittsburgh, and local gas companies evolved from individual wells to an interstate supply network acquired by Rockefeller's Standard Oil interests. Natural gas is now a prevalent part of American markets and is filling the critical void left by a lack of new coal, oil, and nuclear power facilities. This vital American enterprise began in the Appalachian states as an accidental and underestimated by-product of the oil rush of 1859. This book explores the evolution and significance of the natural gas industry. Early chapters discuss the first natural gas discoveries in the 1800s, the ways in which entrepreneurs used the fuel, the consequent displacement of the manufactured gas industry, and the expansion of the Appalachian natural gas network--largely initiated by Standard Oil interests--into major regional markets. Later chapters discuss the growth of the Appalachian drilling industry, the first wooden and metal pipelines, the development of gas compressor engines, the pioneering of gas storage fields, and the genesis of gas marketing for lighting, heating, cooking, and industrial use. The concluding chapter describes the growth of the Appalachian natural gas industry since its major source of supply shifted from local wells in the 1950s to new discoveries of natural gas in the southwestern United States and the Gulf of Mexico. The conclusion also describes the impact of gas shortages and the government regulation that affects the industry to the present day.