The Battery by Henry Schlesinger
How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution

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“Henry Schlesinger is playful and intelligent and obscenely well read.” — Richard Zacks, author of The Pirate Hunter

"Henry Schlesinger’s fascinating and superbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it." — Michael Belfiore, author of The Department of Mad Scientists

Henry Schlesinger’s The Battery is the first popular history of the technology that harnessed electricity and powered the greatest scientific and technological advances of our time. If you like Wired Magazine and popular science books, you'll love the "hidden history" of The Battery.

 

About Henry Schlesinger

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Henry Schlesinger is a journalist and author specializing in science and emerging technologies. He is the coauthor of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda, and lives in New York City.
 
Published February 27, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 320 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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For instance: Can batteries be built big enough to store useful amounts of wind- and solar-generated electricity?

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Power-packed—but enough to run a fleet of cars or store solar energy for a rainy day?

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Smithsonian Books is being a bit misleading in presenting The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked A Technological Revolution as an “object biography” in an effort to capitalize on the success of recent books like Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History and Cod: A Biography Of The Fish That Changed...

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