Gustave Trouvé: French Electrical Genius (1839-1902)
In the latter half of the 19th century Gustave Pierre Trouve, a modest but brilliant Parisian electrical engineer, conceived and patented some 75 inventions, including the endoscope, the electric car and the frontal headlamp. He also designed an electric boat–complete with outboard motor, headlight and horn–an electric rifle, an electric piano and a luminous fountain, and developed wearable technology and ultraviolet light (PUVA) therapy. Unlike his famous contemporary Nikola Tesla, who…
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In the latter half of the 19th century, Gustave Pierre Trouvé, a modest but brilliant Parisian electrical engineer, conceived and patented some 75 inventions, including the endosc..
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The Lincoln-Douglas senatorial debates of 1858 marked a significant crossroads in the political career of Abraham Lincoln. Though he lost the Unites States senate seat for Illinois..
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This new book, greatly expanded from the 1995 first edition, describes detailed, step-by-step procedures for sculpting, molding and painting original prehistoric animals. It emphas..
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stew..
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"The book explores Gone With the Wind's ambiguous ending, the perceived need to publish an authorized sequel, a parody by an African-American author written from the perspective of..
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"The essays in this book make two central claims. First, the word "feminist" has been poorly defined or demonized. Hermione Granger, of the Harry Potter series, serves as an outsta..
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Decades before the Salem Witch trials, 11 people were hanged as witches in the Connecticut River Valley. The advent of witch hunting in New England was directly influenced by the E..