Sir Charles Wheatstone (I E E History of Technology Series)

Bowers, B.

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Synopsis: Charles Wheatstone was one of the leading electrical engineers of the mid-nineteenth century. This fascinating biography celebrates the bicentenary of his birth, and draws on information about the family business as well as letters, including correspondence with Cooke and Faraday.

About the Author: Brian Bowers, formerly curator of electrical engineering at the Science Museum, London, now consults on a number of museum projects in Britain and overseas. His interest in Sir Charles Wheatstone began in the 1970s when he gained his PhD on the life and work of Wheatstone.

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