Author(s): Louise Spilsbury
Who first discovered static and how was this important? This fascinating book looks at the history of electricity by telling the stories of the scientists who contributed to the various groundbreaking theories, such as Alessandro Volta, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison. It looks at how ideas became proven theories, the historical controversies that surrounded them at the time, how they were tested, and what impact these theories and discoveries have had on the ways in which we use electricity today. The Great Scientific Theories series looks at groundbreaking scientific theories. Each book tells the stories of the scientists who developed each theory. It examines how each theory was arrived at and tested, and what impact it has had on our understanding of science today. Book jacket.