Electric Light

Poems
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466855525
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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A powerful new collection by the bestselling translator of Beowulf. In the finland of perch, the fenland of alder, on air That is water, on carpets of Bann stream, on hold In the everything flows and steady go of the world. --from "Perch" Seamus Heaney's new collection travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world and revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least, the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding -- whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the elegizing of friends and fellow poets. These gifts of recollection renew the poet's calling to assign things their proper names; once again Heaney can be heard extending his word hoard and roll call in this, his eleventh collection.

Edison's Electric Light

The Art of Invention
Author: Robert Friedel,Paul B. Israel
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801899447
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 248
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Revised and updated from the original 1986 edition, this definitive study of the most famous invention of America's most famous inventor is completely keyed to the printed and electronic versions of the Edison Papers, inviting the reader to explore further the remarkable original sources.

Electric Light Orchestra

Song by Song
Author: John Van der Kiste
Publisher: Fonthill Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 144
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ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) were formed by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne of The Move as a fusion of rock and contemporary classical-style music, combining orchestral instruments, guitars, keyboards, and drums in the same line-up. Their aim was to continue from where The Beatles’ ‘I am the Walrus’ left off. After the release of their eponymous debut album in 1971 and a few live dates at home and in Europe, it became increasingly apparent that both leaders’ objectives were incompatible. Wood left Lynne in charge of the group to refine their sound, and their ambitious progressive rock epics gradually gave way to a more accessible style. Keyboard player Richard Tandy and drummer Bev Bevan were the only other constant members in an ever-changing line-up. By the end of the decade, the group were rarely out of the British and American charts. After disbanding in 1986, ELO Part II (minus Lynne) returned for two albums, but Lynne reclaimed the name with an album in 2001 followed by a long-awaited reappearance in 2014 as Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Electric Light Orchestra: Song by Song provides a brief biographical overview of the bands’ contributors in addition to a comprehensive examination of all the groups’ studio albums.

The Age of Edison

Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
Author: Ernest Freeberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605472
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison’s invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.

Inventing the Electric Light


Author: Lisa Mullins
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778728184
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Discusses electric light, including such topics as early experiments, how the light bulb changed everyday life, how an electric light bulb works, and the future of the electric light bulb.

Electric Light

An Architectural History
Author: Sandy Isenstadt
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262038171
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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How electric light created new spaces that transformed the built environment and the perception of modern architecture.

The Book of Non-electric Lighting: The Classic Guide to the Safe Use of Candles, Fuel Lamps, Lanterns, Gaslights & Fire-View Stoves


Author: Tim Matson
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581578296
Category: Architecture
Page: 104
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Tim Matson surveys an often overlooked aspect of independent living—firelight. In this completely revised and updated classic, Matson describes in lively detail all the elements of firelight—beginning with an explanation of the lighting system he developed from his Vermont home. • The romantic history and modern molding of candlepower • Traditional kerosene lamps • The versatile Aladdin • Liquid propane (LP) gas lights • Kerosene and gas pressure lanterns (the Coleman) • Incandescent mantle safety • The "Return of Firelight" from glass-fronted hearths and stoves In addition, Matson shows how to select, assemble, install, and safely maintain these non-electric sources of light. This guide will be indispensable for vacation homes, camps, boats, RVs, independent homesteads—and anywhere in a blackout.

The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra - All Over the World (Songbook)


Author: Electric Light Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458466809
Category: Music
Page: 112
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(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 20 greats from these prog-rock legends, including: All over the World * Confusion * Don't Bring Me Down * Evil Woman * Hold on Tight * Shine a Little Love * Show Down * Strange Magic * Sweet Talkin' Woman * Xanadu * and more.

The Electric Light

Its History, Production, and Applications
Author: Emile Alglave,J. Boulard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric lighting
Page: 458
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Empires of Light

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Author: Jill Jonnes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588360007
Category: History
Page: 432
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In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation’s most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world’s first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Edison struggled to introduce his radical new direct current (DC) technology into the hurly-burly of New York City as Tesla and Westinghouse challenged his dominance with their alternating current (AC), thus setting the stage for one of the eeriest feuds in American corporate history, the War of the Electric Currents. The battlegrounds: Wall Street, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Niagara Falls, and, finally, the death chamber—Jonnes takes us on the tense walk down a prison hallway and into the sunlit room where William Kemmler, convicted ax murderer, became the first man to die in the electric chair. Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the “mysterious fluid,” and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. From the Hardcover edition.

Convention


Author: National Electric Light Association. Convention
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric lighting
Page: N.A
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Electric Light, Its Production and Use

Embodying Plain Directions for the Treatment of Dynamo-electric Machines, Batteries, Accumulators, and Electric Lamps
Author: John W. Urquhart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric lighting
Page: 406
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Electric Light Fitting

A Handbook for Working Electrical Engineers : Embodying Practical Notes on Installation Management
Author: John W. Urquhart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric lighting
Page: 316
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N.E.L.A. Bulletin


Author: National Electric Light Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electric lighting
Page: N.A
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