The Beginnings of Piezoelectricity, the first history of the subject, exhaustively examines how diverse influences led to the discovery of the phenomenon in 1880, and how they shaped subsequent research until the consolidation of an empirical and theoretical knowledge of the field circa 1895. Shaul Katzir's historical account shows that this 'mundane' science was an intriguing intellectual and practical enterprise, which involved originality, surprises and controversies.
The presence of high voltage power lines has provoked widespread concern for many years. <i>High Voltage Electricity Installations</i> presents an in-depth study of policy surrounding the planning of high voltage installations, discussing the manner in which they are percieved by the public, and the associated environmental issues. An analysis of these concerns, along with the geographical, environmental and political influences that shape their expression, is presented. <ul> <li>Investigates local planning policy in an area of the energy sector that is of highly topical environmental and public concern <li>Covers the planning of high-voltage installations, and formulation of local authority policies on high-voltage installations across England and Wales <li>Features a number of case studies from both rural and urban areas, along with detailed analysis of these case studies </ul> <p> <i>High Voltage Electricity Installations</i> will be of interest to postgraduate students, academics and practitioners alike, in the fields of environmental science, environmental planning, environmental policy-making and developments in the energy sector. It will also appeal to electricity industry practitioners responsible for the planning of high voltage installations.