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Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity

Author: Lisa J Aldrich
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa J Aldrich
ISBN: 193179846X 9781931798464
OCLC Number: 56194706
Description: 160 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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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