Applied Electricity: a Text-book of Electrical Engineering for Second Year Students The Electrician Primers Electricity of To-day: its Work and Mysteries described in Non-Technical Language

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THE three books before us suggest an interesting comparison of three points of view from which any applied science can be regarded. Each covers, or attempts to cover, in a more or less suinmary fashion, practically the whole subject of electrical engineering, but as each appeals to an entirely different audience, the difference in method of treatment is necessarily very marked. Mr. Yorke's volume is written for the student who proposes to become an electrical engineer, the genuine professional, whose chief assets must be knowledge and brains. The readers of the Electrician Primers will mostly be found amongst artisans, amongst the class not unjustly distinguished from electrical engineers by the name of electricians, people who require a fair amount of knowledge, but who can get on with a very limited amount of understanding. Finally, Mr. Gibson's book makes its appeal directly to the general public, or to that section of it which shows an intelligent desire to keep abreast of the times and is not content to utilise the advantages of civilisation without some attempt at appreciating the manner in which they are obtained.

Applied Electricity: a Text-book of Electrical Engineering for Second Year Students.

By J. Paley Yorke. Pp. xii + 420. (London: Edward Arnold, 1906.) Price 7s. 6d.

The Electrician Primers.

Edited by W. R. Cooper Three volumes in one. Vol. i., Nos. 1–24, Theory. Vol. ii., Nos. 25–55, Traction, Lighting and Power. Vol. iii., Nos. 56–80, Telegraphy, Telephony, Electrolysis and Miscellaneous Applications. (London: The Electrician Printing and Publishing Co., n.d.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

Electricity of To-day: its Work and Mysteries described in Non-Technical Language.

By Charles R. Gibson. Pp. xiv + 347. (London: Seeley and Co., 1907.) Price 5s. net.

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SOLOMON, M. Applied Electricity: a Text-book of Electrical Engineering for Second Year Students The Electrician Primers Electricity of To-day: its Work and Mysteries described in Non-Technical Language . Nature 75, 389 (1907) doi:10.1038/075389a0

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