Quote by: William Henry Preece

The discovery of the telephone has made us acquainted with many strange phenomena. It has enabled us, amongst other things, to establish beyond a doubt the fact that electric currents actually traverse the earth's crust. The theory that the earth acts as a great reservoir for electricity may be placed in the physicist's waste-paper basket, with phlogiston, the materiality of light, and other old-time hypotheses.

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Author Bio

  • NameWilliam Henry Preece
  • DescriptionBritish scientist
  • BornFebruary 15, 1834
  • DiedNovember 6, 1913
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionCivil Engineer; Engineer
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society; Knight Commander Of The Order Of The Bath