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The invisible rainbow : a history of electricity and life / Arthur Firstenberg.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 537 FIRS (Text) 39213000942080 New Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781645020097
  • Physical Description: 564 pages, 2 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: White River Junction, VT ; Chelsea Green Publishing, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The story of the invention and use of electricity has often been told before, but never from an enviromnental point of view. The assumption of safety, and the conviction that electricity has nothing to do with life, are by now so entrenched in the human psyche that new research, and testimony by those who are being injured, are not enough to change the course that society has set. Two increasingly isolated worlds--that inhabited by the majority, who embrace new electrical technology without question, and that inhabited by a growing minority, who are fighting for survival in an electrically polluted environment--no longer even speak the same language. Arthur Firstenberg bridges the two worlds. In a story that is rigorously scientific yet easy to read, he provides a surprising answer to the question, 'How can electricity be suddenly harmful today when it was safe for centuries?'"
Subject: Electromagnetism > Physiological effect.
Electromagnetic fields > Health aspects.
Electromagnetic fields > Environmental aspects.
Electromagnetism > History.

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