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Alessandro Volta

Physicist (18-Feb-1745 — 5-Mar-1827)


Bern Dibner. Alessandro Volta and the Electric Battery. F. Watts. 1964. 135pp. Includes translation of Volta's On the electricity excited by the mere contact of conducting substances of different kinds.

Giuliano Pancaldi. Volta: Science and Culture in the Age of Enlightenment. Princeton University Press. 2005. 400pp.

Marcello Pera. Translated by Jonathan Mandelbaum. The Ambiguous Frog: The Galvani-Volta Controversy on Animal Electricity. Princeton University Press. 1991. 203pp.


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  7. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.15, pp.503-04)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.146)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.500)

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  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.530)

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