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Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity

Autore: Lisa J Aldrich
Editore: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2005.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : Pubblico giovane : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati: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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Persona incaricata: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Tipo materiale: Biography, Pubblico giovane, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Lisa J Aldrich
ISBN: 193179846X 9781931798464
Numero OCLC: 56194706
Descrizione: 160 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Lisa J. Aldrich.
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Abstract:

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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