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The man who invented the twentieth century : Nikola Tesla, forgotten genius of electricity

Author: Robert Lomas
Publisher: London : Headline, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nikola Tesla was responsible for many electrical inventions, but is largely unheard of. Using Tesla's own writings, court transcripts and FBI files, this book pieces together the true extent of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lomas
ISBN: 0747275882 9780747275886 9780747262657 0747262659
OCLC Number: 40839685
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Promising beginnings --
Destined for the priesthood? --
A little theory goes a long way --
An American joke --
Let there be light --
An unreasonable man? --
Old Sparky --
Meet me at the fair --
Harnessing Niagra Falls --
Resonance and radio --
The god of lightning --
Wireless power --
'A new and glorious age for humanity!' --
The turbine, the Nobel Prize and the Edison Medal --
Top secret oblivion.
Responsibility: Robert Lomas.

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