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Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world

Author: Elizabeth Rusch; Oliver Dominguez
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current, to lighting up the Chicago World's Fair, to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Children's nonfiction
Children's picture books
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Rusch; Oliver Dominguez
ISBN: 9780763658557 0763658553
OCLC Number: 857663570
Awards: NSTA outstanding science trade book for students K-12, 2014
Target Audience: Elementary Grade.
Description: 39 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world --
Scientific notes. Warning : electricity kills! ; What is the difference between AC and DC? ; What happened to Macak the cat? ; How does spinning a hand crank make electricity? ; How does Tesla's amazing AC motor work? ; How did Tesla light a bulb with his hand? ; How did Tesla survive 250,000 volts of electricity? ; Harnessing Niagara.
Other Titles: How Nikola Tesla lit up the world
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rusch ; illustrated by Oliver Dominguez.

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Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current, to lighting up the Chicago World's Fair, to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio -- all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions.

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Progress in Electricty

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2016-02-02) Very Good Permalink

This is a good book for reading about how modern electricity came to be.  I like the extra information about Tesla and the scientific notes at the end of the book. This is a good read for 2nd through 4th grades.

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