Non-Fiction Books:

An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science)

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science)

Electricity in the Enlightenment

Format

Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science) by Patricia Fara
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Electricity was the scientific fashion of the Enlightenment, 'an Entertainment for Angels, rather than for men'. Lecturers attracted huge audiences to marvel at sparkling fountains, flaming drinks, pirouetting dancers and electrified boys. Flamboyant experimenters made chains of soldiers leap into the air, while wealthy women titillated their admirers with a sensational electric kiss. Enlightenment optimists predicted that this new-found power of nature would cure illnesses, improve crop production, even bring the dead back to life. This is the incredible story of the harnessing of nature by man - the beginnings of our technological age.

Author Biography

Patricia Fara is a Fellow of Clare College at the University of Cambridge where she teaches history of science. She is an expert on magnetism in the eighteenth century, and has also written and lectured widely on scientific portraits, the northern lights and international exploration. Her most recent book, Newton: The Making of Genius, examines how Newton came to be celebrated as a national hero and the world's first scientific genius.
Release date Australia
June 5th, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Icon Books Ltd
Pages
160
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781840464597
Product ID
1761030

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...