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Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity

Auteur : Lisa J Aldrich
Éditeur : Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2005.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : Public jeunesse : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Personne nommée : Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Public jeunesse, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Lisa J Aldrich
ISBN : 193179846X 9781931798464
Numéro OCLC : 56194706
Description : 160 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : 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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