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Tesla : man out of time

Author: Margaret Cheney
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Cheney
ISBN: 0743215362 9780743215367
OCLC Number: 47255250
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: 396 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Modern Prometheus --
2. A Gambling Man --
3. Immigrants of Distinction --
4. At the Court of Mr. Edison --
5. The War of the Currents Begins --
6. Order of the Flaming Sword --
7. Radio --
8. High Society --
9. High Road, Low Road --
10. An Error of Judgment --
11. To Mars --
12. Robots --
13. Hurler of Lightning --
14. Blackout at Colorado Springs --
15. Magnificent and Doomed --
16. Ridiculed, Condemned, Combatted --
17. The Great Radio Controversy --
18. Midstream Perils --
19. The Nobel Affair --
20. Flying Stove --
21. Radar --
22. The Guest of Honor --
23. Pigeons --
24. Transitions --
25. The Birthday Parties --
26. Corks on Water --
27. Cosmic Communion --
28. Death and Transfiguration --
29. The Missing Papers --
30. The Legacy --
Bibliographical Essay --
Reference Notes --
Postscript --
Index
Responsibility: Margaret Cheney.
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