The Autobiography of an Electron

Charles R. GIBSON (1870 - 1931)

"While many scientific men now understand our place in the universe, we electrons are anxious that every person should know the very important part which we play in the workaday world. It was for this reason that my fellow-electrons urged me to write my own biography. I am pleased to say that my relationship with the scribe who has put down my story in the following pages has been of the most friendly description. I have allowed him to place what he calls "The Scribe's Note" at the beginning of each chapter, but it will be understood clearly that these are merely convenient embellishments, and that I am responsible for the story of my own experiences." (Introduction adapted from the text)

Genre(s): Children's Non-fiction, Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Laura Victoria
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Play 01 01 - What the Story is About Laura Victoria
00:05:35
Play 02 02 - The Electron's Preface Laura Victoria
00:01:40
Play 03 03 - The New Arrival Laura Victoria
00:08:50
Play 04 04 - Some Good Sport Laura Victoria
00:06:36
Play 05 05 - My Earliest Recollections Laura Victoria
00:06:51
Play 06 06 - Man Pays Us Some Attention Laura Victoria
00:07:55
Play 07 07 - A Steady March Laura Victoria
00:06:36
Play 08 08 - A Useful Dance Laura Victoria
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Play 09 09 - How We Carry Man's News Laura Victoria
00:07:15
Play 10 10 - How We Communicate with Distant Ships Laura Victoria
00:07:54
Play 11 11 - How We Reproduce Speech Laura Victoria
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Play 12 12 - Our Heaviest Duties Laura Victoria
00:07:20
Play 13 13 - A Boon to Man Laura Victoria
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Play 14 14 - How We Produce Colour Laura Victoria
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Play 15 15 - We Send Messages from the Stars Laura Victoria
00:10:38
Play 16 16 - How Man Proved Our Existence Laura Victoria
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Play 17 17 - My X-Ray Experience Laura Victoria
00:08:46
Play 18 18 - Our Relationship to the Atoms Laura Victoria
00:07:36
Play 19 19 - How We Made the World Talk Laura Victoria
00:06:27
Play 20 20 - Conclusion Laura Victoria
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Play 21 21 - Appendix Laura Victoria
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