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Wizard : the life and times of Nikola Tesla : biography of a genius

Author: Marc J Seifer
Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Publishing Group, [1996]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the Croatian immigrant who "has been called the patron saint of electricity."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc J Seifer
ISBN: 1559723297 9781559723299
OCLC Number: 33865102
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Description: xiv, 542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Heritage --
Childhood (1856-74) --
College years (1875-82) --
Tesla meets the Wizard of Menlo Park (1882-85) --
Liberty Street (1886-88) --
Induction at Pittsburgh (1889) --
Bogus inventors (1889-90) --
South Fifth Avenue (1890-91) --
Revising the past (1891) --
The Royal Societey (1892) --
Father of the wireless (1893) --
Electric sorcerer (1893) --
The Filipovs (1894) --
Niagara power (1894) --
Effulgent glory (1894) --
Fire at the lab (1895) --
Martian fever (1895-96) --
High society (1894-97) --
Shadowgraphs (1896) --
Falls speech (1897) --
Luminaries (1896-98) --
Socerer's apprentice (1896-97) --
Vril power (1898) --
Waldorf-Astoria (1898) --
Colorado Springs (1899) --
Contact (1899) --
Thor's emissary (1899) --
The hero's return (1900) --
The house of Morgan (1901) --
World Telegraphy Center (1901) --
Clash of the Titans (1901) --
The passing of the torch (1902) --
Wardenclyffe (1902-1903) --
The web (1903-1904) --
Dissolution (1904-1906) --
The child of his dreams (1907-1908) --
Bladeless turbines (1909-10) --
The Hammond connection (1909-13) --
J.P. Morgan Jr. (1912-14) --
Fifth column (1914-16) --
The invisible audience (1915-21) --
Transmutation (1918-21) --
The Roaring Twenties (1918-27) --
Faster than the speed of light (1927-40) --
Living on credit (1925-40) --
Loose ends (1931-43) --
The FBI and the Tesla papers (1943-56) --
The Wizard's legacy --
Appendix: The magnifying transmitter : a technical discussion.
Responsibility: Marc J. Seifer.

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A biography of the Croatian immigrant who "has been called the patron saint of electricity."

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