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Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity

Autor: Lisa J Aldrich
Editorial: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2005.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Público juvenil : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Persona designada: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Tipo de material: Biografía, Público juvenil, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Lisa J Aldrich
ISBN: 193179846X 9781931798464
Número OCLC: 56194706
Descripción: 160 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: 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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