Title: The How and Why Wonder Book of Electricity
Author: Jerome J. Notkin, Sidney Gulkin
Illustrator: Robert Patterson, Charles Bernard
Year: 1960 (First Edition)
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd.
Remarks: Large format
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: A rare and delightful book about the essential element which makes modern life possible. Unusually for – what is effectively – a textbook, Electricity has been written as a collection of stories, cleverly combining key facts with dialogue. For example, how Mike and his sister, Susan Jane, ask their father to explain "this magical thing called electricity". Also contains many activities for "Junior Electricians" including instructions for making an electric current detector and a basic telegraph.

Brilliant, nostalgic, full-colour illustrations and b&w diagrams grace every page.

All pages have a vintage tan, but are otherwise completely unmarked (except for a negligible, blue ballpoint pen mark on one page) and the illustrations remain very bright.

Measures 27 cm × 20.5 cm (10.8″ × 8.2″). 4to. 48 pp.

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