Nature's Miracles Volume 3: Electricity and Magnetism


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Elisha Gray (August 2, 1835 – January 21, 1901) was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Gray is best known for his development of a telephone prototype in 1876 in Highland Park, Illinois and is considered by some writers to be the true inventor of the variable resistance telephone, despite losing out to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent.

Nature's Miracles: Familiar Talks on Science, published in 1900, is a discussion of science and technology for the general public. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(5 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Introduction 2:04 Read by Laura Victoria
Chapter I. The Author's Design 6:22 Read by Laura Victoria
Chapter II. History of Electrical Science 24:42 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
Chapter III. History of Magnetism 8:45 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
Chapter IV. Theory and Nature of Magnetism 24:05 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
Chapter V. Theory of Electricity 16:28 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
Chapter VI. Electrical Currents 18:40 Read by Rob Smith
Chapter VII. Electric Generators 20:27 Read by Rob Smith
Chapter VIII. Atmospheric Electricity 8:33 Read by Edith van der Have-Raats
Chapter IX. Electrical Measurement 6:18 Read by Brandt Wolf
Chapter X. The Electric Telegraph 21:20 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XI. Receiving Messages 7:17 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XII. Miscellaneous Methods 8:07 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XIII. Multiple Transmission 20:55 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XIV. Way Duplex System 7:42 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XV. The Telephone 17:58 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XVI. How the Telephone Talks 13:58 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XVII. Submarine Telegraphy 8:04 Read by Lazuli
Chapter XVIII. Short-Line Telegraphs 8:45 Read by csh
Chapter XIX. The Telautograph 8:45 Read by Steve Belleguelle
Chapter XX. Some Curiosities 7:49 Read by Bev J Stevens
Chapter XXI. Wireless Telegraphy 15:01 Read by Steve Belleguelle
Chapter XXII. Niagara Falls Power -- Introduction 5:50 Read by Tom Crawford
Chapter XXIII. Niagara Falls Power -- Appliances 13:10 Read by Tom Crawford
Chapter XXIV. Niagara Falls Power -- Appliances 14:11 Read by Tom Crawford
Chapter XXV. Electrical Products -- Carborundum 13:19 Read by Edith van der Have-Raats
Chapter XXVI. Electrical Products -- Bleaching-Powder 6:25 Read by Edith van der Have-Raats
Chapter XXVII. Electrical Products -- Aluminum 6:40 Read by Edith van der Have-Raats
Chapter XXVIII. Electrical Products -- Calcium Carbide 9:08 Read by Edith van der Have-Raats
Chapter XXIX. The New Era 4:57 Read by csh