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Tesla : inventor of the modern

Author: Richard Munson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Munson
ISBN: 9780393635447 0393635449
OCLC Number: 1005117986
Description: 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Everywhere is energy --
Born between today and tomorrow --
A glorious dream --
Reverberation of Heaven's artillery --
A whirling field of force --
As revolutionary as gunpowder was to warfare --
Order of the flaming sword --
Divine organ of sight --
Earthquakes and friends --
Fire and robots --
Like a god controlling nature's power --
Sheer audacity --
Too much of a poet and visionary --
So far ahead of his time --
Epilogue: Boldness of ignorance --
Appendix: The marvel of electricity.
Responsibility: Richard Munson.

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