Gustave Trouv

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Author: Kevin Desmond
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497092
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Gustave Trouv by Kevin Desmond


Original Title: Gustave Trouv

In the latter half of the 19th century, Gustave Pierre Trouvé, a modest but brilliant Parisian electrical engineer, conceived and patented some 75 inventions, including the endoscope, the electric car and the frontal headlamp. He also designed an electric boat—complete with outboard motor, headlight and horn—an electric rifle, an electric piano and luminous fountains, and developed wearable technology and ultraviolet light therapy. Unlike his famous contemporary Nikola Tesla, who worked for Thomas Edison and was patronized by George Westinghouse, Trouvé never came to America. A confirmed bachelor disinterested in industrialization, he was gradually forgotten following his accidental death in 1902. This expanded edition of the 2012 French first-ever biography of Trouvé details the fascinating life of the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor once dubbed “the French Edison.”

Electric Boats And Ships

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Author: Kevin Desmond
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476627681
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Electric Boats And Ships by Kevin Desmond


Original Title: Electric Boats And Ships

 Electric propulsion for boats was developed in the early 19th century and—despite the advent of the internal combustion engine—continued with the perfecting of the modern turbo-electric ship. Sustainable and hybrid technologies, pioneered in small inland watercraft toward the end of the 20th century, have in recent years been scaled up to create integrated electric drives for the largest ocean-going vessels. This comprehensive history traces the birth and rebirth of the electric boat from 1835 to the present, celebrating the Golden Age of electric launches, 1880–1910.

Halliwell S Film Video Dvd Guide 2006

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Author: John Walker
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Halliwell S Film Video Dvd Guide 2006 by John Walker


Original Title: Halliwell S Film Video Dvd Guide 2006

For more than two decades, film enthusiasts, trivia buffs, and ordinary movie watchers alike have consulted the pages of Halliwell’s for the most comprehensive information available on their favorite films. Often imitated, but never bettered, Halliwell’s Film, Video and DVD Guide is packed with essential information, from the classics of the Silver Screen to the very latest blockbusters. Contents include concise plot synopses for every film, critical evaluations and reviews, fascinating insider gossip and facts, a quick-reference guide to the best films ever and more. There are also easy-to-spot icons for family viewing suitability, soundtrack availability, and Oscar awards and nominations.

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