The Invisible Rainbow

The Invisible Rainbow A History of Electricity and Life

Paperback (09 Mar 2020) | English

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Electricity has shaped the modern world. But how has it affected our health and environment?

Over the last 220 years, society has evolved a universal belief that electricity is 'safe' for humanity and the planet. Scientist and journalist Arthur Firstenberg disrupts this conviction by telling the story of electricity in a way it has never been told before-from an environmental point of view-by detailing the effects that this fundamental societal building block has had on our health and our planet.

In The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg traces the history of electricity from the early eighteenth century to the present, making a compelling case that many environmental problems, as well as the major diseases of industrialized civilization-heart disease, diabetes, and cancer-are related to electrical pollution.

Book information

ISBN: 9781645020097
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 333.7932
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4953
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 864g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 46mm