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The Languages of Edison s Light

The Languages of Edison s Light Author Charles Bazerman
ISBN-10 0262523264
Release 2002-01
Pages 434
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Charles Bazerman tells the story of the emergence of electriclight as one of symbols and communication.



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.



Brilliant

Brilliant Author Bob Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781615920839
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A revolution in the way we use artificial lighting is underway, one that is every bit as sweeping and significant as Edison's invention of the light bulb. The technology of light emitting diodes (LEDs) is ready for widespread implementation. Its impacts will include a reduction in energy consumption for electric lighting by up to 80 percent.Brilliant! tells the story of Shuji Nakamura, a gifted Japanese engineer who came out of nowhere to stun the world with his announcement that he had created the last piece in the puzzle needed for manufacturing solid-state white lights. The invention of this holy-grail product, which promises to make Edison's light bulb obsolete, had eluded the best minds at the top electronic firms for twenty-five years. Until his startling announcement, Nakamura had not even been on the radar screen of most industry observers.Veteran technology writer Bob Johnstone traces the career of Nakamura, which included many years of obstinate individual effort as well as a dramatic legal battle pitting him against his former Japanese employer. Over a five-year span, Nakamura distinguished himself with an unprecedented series of inventions-bright blue, green, ultraviolet, and then white LEDs, plus a blue laser that will play an essential role in the next-generation DVD players. Then he was forced to leave Nichia Chemical, the company where he had worked for twenty years, and his former employer sued him. The result was a multimillion-dollar settlement in a landmark decision that acknowledged, for the first time, the rights of individual inventors working in a corporate context. Today, Nakamura holds a professor's chair at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he continues to develop the technology of LEDs.Johnstone, the first Western journalist to meet and interview Nakamura, has received the brilliant engineer's full cooperation through a series of exclusive interviews given for the book. Johnstone has also interviewed other key players in the imminent lighting revolution, providing an exciting preview of the technological, entrepreneurial, and artistic creativity that will soon be unleashed by Nakamura's inventions.Bob Johnstone (Melbourne, Australia) is the author of We Were Burning: Japanese Entrepreneurs and the Forging of the Electronic Age and Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning. He has also contributed numerous articles on technology to Forbes, Nature, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review, Wired, and the Far Eastern Economic Review.



Vulnerability in Technological Cultures

Vulnerability in Technological Cultures Author Anique Hommels
ISBN-10 9780262323147
Release 2014-03-28
Pages 400
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Novel technologies and scientific advancements offer not only opportunities but risks. Technological systems are vulnerable to human error and technical malfunctioning that have far-reaching consequences: one flipped switch can cause a cascading power failure across a networked electric grid. Yet, once addressed, vulnerability accompanied by coping mechanisms may yield a more flexible and resilient society. This book investigates vulnerability, in both its negative and positive aspects, in technological cultures. The contributors argue that viewing risk in terms of vulnerability offers a novel approach to understanding the risks and benefits of science and technology. Such an approach broadens conventional risk analysis by connecting to issues of justice, solidarity, and livelihood, and enabling comparisons between the global north and south. The book explores case studies that range from agricultural practices in India to neonatal intensive care medicine in Western hospitals; these cases, spanning the issues addressed in the book, illustrate what vulnerability is and does. The book offers conceptual frameworks for empirical description and analysis of vulnerability that elucidate its ambiguity, context dependence, and constructed nature. Finally, the book addresses the implications of these analyses for the governance of vulnerability, proposing a more reflexive way of dealing with vulnerability in technological cultures.ContributorsMarjolein van Asselt, Martin Boeckhout, Wiebe Bijker, Tessa Fox, Stephen Healy, Anique Hommels, Sheila Jasanoff,Jozef Keulartz, Jessica Mesman, Ger Palmboom, C. Shambu Prasad, Julia Quartz, Johan M. Sanne, Maartje Schermer, Teesta Setelvad, Esha Shah, Andy Stirling, Imrat Verhoeven, Esther Versluis, Shiv Visvanathan, Gerard de Vries, Ger Wackers, Dick Willems



Media Technologies

Media Technologies Author Tarleton Gillespie
ISBN-10 9780262525374
Release 2014-01-24
Pages 325
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Scholars from communication and media studies join those from science and technology studies to examine media technologies as complex, sociomaterial phenomena.



Communicating Science

Communicating Science Author Alan G. Gross
ISBN-10 9780190285463
Release 2002-04-11
Pages 280
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This book describes the development of the scientific article from its modest beginnings to the global phenomenon that it has become today. Their analysis of a large sample of texts in French, English, and German focuses on the changes in the style, organization, and argumentative structure of scientific communication over time. They also speculate on the future currency of the scientific article, as it enters the era of the World Wide Web. This book is an outstanding resource text in the rhetoric of science, and will stand as the definitive study on the topic.



A complete guide to the language of lighting

A complete guide to the language of lighting Author McGraw-Edison Company. Halo Lighting Division
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011266999
Release 1983-08
Pages 319
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Dark Light

Dark Light Author Linda Simon
ISBN-10 0156032449
Release 2005
Pages 357
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The fascinating true tale of electricity's legacy in America charts the gradual progress of this new technology into the homes of Americans at the end of the nineteenth century while exposing the role of "electrotherapy" in American medicine during the same period. Reprint.



Edison

Edison Author Neil Baldwin
ISBN-10 0226035719
Release 2001-04-28
Pages 531
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Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C077565271
Release 1999
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Technology and Culture

Technology and Culture Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081548532
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Scripts Grooves and Writing Machines

Scripts  Grooves  and Writing Machines Author Lisa Gitelman
ISBN-10 0804732701
Release 1999
Pages 282
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"The phonograph and the typewriter may be things of the past, but this book will resonate with readers who are engaged daily with computer networks, hypertexts, and the forms that mass media will take in the new century."--BOOK JACKET.



Book review digest

Book review digest Author H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078261933
Release 2001
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Timeless Thomas

Timeless Thomas Author Gene Barretta
ISBN-10 9781466816848
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 36
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What do record players, batteries, and movie cameras have in common? All these devices were created by the man known as The Wizard of Menlo Park: Thomas Edison. Edison is most famous for inventing the incandescent lightbulb, but at his landmark laboratories in Menlo Park & West Orange, New Jersey, he also developed many other staples of modern technology. Despite many failures, Edison persevered. And good for that, because it would be very difficult to go through a day without using one of his life-changing inventions. In this enlightening book, Gene Barretta enters the laboratories of one of America's most important inventors.



Historical studies in the physical and biological sciences

Historical studies in the physical and biological sciences Author University of California, Berkeley. Office for History of Science and Technology
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105112706473
Release 2002
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Electrifying America

Electrifying America Author David E. Nye
ISBN-10 0262640309
Release 1992
Pages 479
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Explores how electricity seeped into and redefined American culture, becoming fundamental to modern life.



Learn from the Past Create the Future

Learn from the Past  Create the Future Author
ISBN-10 9789280514315
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 70
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"Inventions and Patents" is the first of WIPO's Learn from the past, create the future series of publications aimed at young students. This series was launched in recognition of the importance of children and young adults as the creators of our future.