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Driving Force - The Natural Magic of Magnets (Paperback, Revised) Loot Price: R473
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Driving Force - The Natural Magic of Magnets (Paperback, Revised): James D. Livingston

Driving Force - The Natural Magic of Magnets (Paperback, Revised)

James D. Livingston

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Driving Force unfolds the long and colorful history of magnets: how they guided (or misguided) Columbus; mesmerized eighteenth-century Paris but failed to fool Benjamin Franklin; lifted AC power over its rival, DC, despite all the animals, one human among them, executed along the way; led Einstein to the theory of relativity; helped defeat Hitler's U-boats; inspired writers from Plato to Dave Barry. In a way that will delight and instruct even the nonmathematical among us, James Livingston shows us how scientists today are creating magnets and superconductors that can levitate high-speed trains, produce images of our internal organs, steer high-energy particles in giant accelerators, and--last but not least--heat our morning coffee. From the "new" science of materials to everyday technology, Driving Force makes the workings of magnets a matter of practical wonder. The book will inform and entertain technical and nontechnical readers alike and will give them a clearer sense of the force behind so much of the working world.

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Imprint: Harvard University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 1997
First published: April 1997
Authors: James D. Livingston
Dimensions: 222 x 156 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 334
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-674-21645-7
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Electricity, magnetism & electromagnetism
LSN: 0-674-21645-8
Barcode: 9780674216457

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