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Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity

Autor Lisa J Aldrich
Vydavatel: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2005.
Vydání/formát:   book_printbook : Biography : Pro mládež : English : 1st edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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Well-documented information about this inventor abounds in a readable volume. Aldrich covers Tesla s early life in Croatia, his academic brilliance and social awkwardness, his longterm battle with Thomas Edison over alternating current, his uneasy alliance with George Westinghouse, his chronic financial difficulties, and his personal idiosyncrasies. Photos and sidebars of explanations (not all clear) extend the  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Osoba: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Typ materiálu: Biography, Pro mládež, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Lisa J Aldrich
ISBN: 193179846X 9781931798464
OCLC číslo: 56194706
Popis: 160 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Obsahy: Croatia --
New horizons --
Edison --
War of the currents --
Going wireless --
Peculiarities --
Alternating current --
Master of lightning --
Wardenclyffe --
Setbacks --
Death ray --
Timeline --
Sources --
Bibliography --
Web sites --
Index.
Odpovědnost: Lisa J. Aldrich.
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Well-documented information about this inventor abounds in a readable volume. Aldrich covers Tesla s early life in Croatia, his academic brilliance and social awkwardness, his longterm battle with Thomas Edison over alternating current, his uneasy alliance with George Westinghouse, his chronic financial difficulties, and his personal idiosyncrasies. Photos and sidebars of explanations (not all clear) extend the text. Presents the life and accomplishments of the man who created hundreds of inventions without drawing them out, and is credited with becoming "the true father of the radio."

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