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William Robert Grove : Victorian Gentleman of Science (Paperback) (Iwan Rhys Morus)

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William Robert Grove (1811–1896) was a giant of science in the nineteenth century, but he’s largely been forgotten today. A pioneer in the harnessing of electrical energy, he invented an early battery known as the Grove Voltaic Cell, developed one of the first incandescent lights, and created the first fuel cell, using an approach that is still the basis of fuel cell technology today. Along the way, he also published a landmark essay, “The Correlation of Physical Forces,” and led the mid-century reform of the Royal Society. This book tracks Grove’s scientific career and places it within the context of the larger Victorian scientific and intellectual world, establishing anew his crucial place in the history of science, while also showing how he helped to forge a distinct Welsh identity within the scientific community of the period.
 
Number of Pages: 172
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Iwan Rhys Morus
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2017
TCIN: 51714997
UPC: 9781786830043
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2144

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