The Autobiography of an Electron cover

The Autobiography of an Electron

Charles R. Gibson (1870-1931)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - What the Story is About
3. 02 - The Electron's Preface
4. 03 - The New Arrival
5. 04 - Some Good Sport
6. 05 - My Earliest Recollections
7. 06 - Man Pays Us Some Attention
8. 07 - A Steady March
9. 08 - A Useful Dance
10. 09 - How We Carry Man's News
11. 10 - How We Communicate with Distant Ships
12. 11 - How We Reproduce Speech
13. 12 - Our Heaviest Duties
14. 13 - A Boon to Man
15. 14 - How We Produce Colour
16. 15 - We Send Messages from the Stars
17. 16 - How Man Proved Our Existence
18. 17 - My X-ray Experience
19. 18 - Our Relationship to the Atoms
20. 19 - How We Made the World Talk
21. 20 - Conclusion
22. 21 - Appendix

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Summary

"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)