Dawn of the Electric Age: Electrical Technologies in the Shaping of the Modern World, 1914 to 1945

Dawn of the Electric Age: Electrical Technologies in the Shaping of the Modern World, 1914 to 1945

Frederik Nebeker


A finished and engaging account of electric and electronics history
Much of the infrastructure of today's industrialized international arose within the interval from the outbreak of global warfare I to the belief of worldwide warfare II. It was once in the course of those years that the functions of conventional electric engineering—generators, strength transmission, cars, electrical lights and heating, domestic home equipment, and so on—became ubiquitous. much more importantly, it used to be in this time new kind of electric engineering—electronics—emerged. as a result of its purposes in communications (both wire-based and wireless), leisure (notably radio, the phonograph, and sound movies), undefined, technological know-how and drugs, and the army, the electronics turned an important a part of the economy.
Dawn of the digital Age?explores how this engineering wisdom and its major purposes built in quite a few clinical, financial, and social contexts, and explains how each one was once profoundly stricken by electric applied sciences. It takes a global point of view and a story technique, unfolding the tale chronologically.
Though a scholarly examine (with assets of data given in endnotes for engineers and historians of technological know-how and technology), the booklet is meant for the final public.?Ultimately, it tells the tale of the improvement of a brand new realm of engineering and its common functions through the striking and tragic interval of 2 international wars and the a long time in among.

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