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Volta : science and culture in the Age of Enlightenment / Giuliano Pancaldi.

By: Pancaldi, Giuliano.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, c2003Description: xv, 381 p. : ill., facsims., map, ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0691096856 (acidfree paper).Subject(s): Volta, Alessandro, 1745-1827 | Physicists -- Italy -- Biography | Physics -- Italy -- History | Electricity -- History | Science -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History | Communication in science -- Italy -- HistoryOnline resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The making of a natural philosopher -- Enlightenment science south of the Alps -- The electrophorus -- Volta's science of electricity -- The cosmopolitan network -- The battery -- Appropriating invention -- The scientist as hero -- Conclusion : science, technology, and contingency.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-365) and index.

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