Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Absorb yourself in a microhistory--The Battery

Who got the idea for the humble battery, that powerful little gizmo that we depend on so much? Ever wonder about that when you're putting a new battery in your smoke alarms or you're recycling your batteries at The Urbana Free Library?

Well, wonder no more! We've just received Henry Schlesinger's book The Battery: How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution.

This microhistory--a detailed story of one specific thing--will tell you all about the first battery, how batteries helped create new technology, how batteries are changing, and how these varied power sources demonstrate their impact on our lives.

Want to absorb yourself learning about the world of portable power? Place a hold via the catalog link on the book title,or give us a call at 217-367-4405.

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