The Battery (Hardcover)
How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution
Smithsonian, 9780061442933, 320pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
"Henry Schlesinger is playful and intelligent and obscenely well read." -- Richard Zacks, author of The Pirate Hunter
"Henry Schlesinger's fascinating and superbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it." -- Michael Belfiore, author of The Department of Mad Scientists
Henry Schlesinger's The Battery is the first popular history of the technology that harnessed electricity and powered the greatest scientific and technological advances of our time. If you like Wired Magazine and popular science books, you'll love the "hidden history" of The Battery.
Praise For The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution…
Henry Schlesinger’s fascinating and supurbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it. The Battery illuminates in compellingly rich detail the scientists and entrepreneurs responsible for so much of the technology we take for granted today.
-Michael Belfiore, author of The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Shaping Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbsre
Just as a cracker-size battery powers a cell phone for days, so does Schlesigner’s wit enliven an unlikely topic--The History of the ever-shrinking, ever more potent Battery.”
-Richard Zacks, author of "An Underground Education" and best-seller "The Pirate Hunter"