Exhibiting Electricity (I E E HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY SERIES)

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This unusual book traces the history of public and technical exhibitions, from their origins in the late 18th Century to present day, and, particularly, how they have reflected the progress of science and technology especially electrical technology). Not only does the author show how electrical innovation and manufacture have been presented to the wider public through this period, but he also shows how the exhibitions themselves have required technological advice.

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Dr Ken Beauchamp held several research positions in electronics at the General Electric Co., Associated Electrical Industries, the Cranfield Institute of Technology and the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment before becoming Director of Computing Services at the University of Lancaster in 1974. He retired in 1985 and is now able to devote more time to the history of electrical engineering and membership of the IEE's Professional Group S7 (History of Technology) which he chaired in 1984-85. He has presented several papers at the History Weekend meetings of PGS7 over the last eight years and acted as Honorary Editor to a number of special issues of IEE Proceedings - Science, Measurement and Technology on the history of electrical engineering and to the Engineering Science and Education Journal. He is presently History Editor to this latter journal.

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