Networks of Power

Networks of Power

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Awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology, this book offers a comparative history of the evolution of modern electric power systems. It described large-scale technological change and demonstrates that technology cannot be understood unless placed in a cultural context.The electrical circuit remained unbroken; only a magnetic-field relationship was interrupted. Among the several inventors who employed this plan was the Russian-born inventor Paul Jablochkoff (1849-1894), who displayed his lamps ( Jablochkoff candles) at the Paris ... not as a means of transmitting electricity economically at high voltage and distributing it at low voltage in a safe and usable form.

Title:Networks of Power
Author: Thomas Parke Hughes
Publisher:JHU Press - 1993-03-01

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