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Tesla : inventor of the modern

Author: Richard Munson; Charles Constant
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Audio, [2018] ℗2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Nikola Tesla, a Serbian immigrant, invented the radio, the induction motor, the neon lamp, and the remote control. His breakthrough came in alternating current, the basis of the electric grid and long-distance electrical transmission. This pitted him against Thomas Edison's direct current empire, and bitter patent battles ensued. But Tesla's technology was superior, and eventually he prevailed. Unfortunately, he had  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Munson; Charles Constant
ISBN: 9781684412044 1684412048
OCLC Number: 1044958696
Performer(s): Read by Charles Constant.
Description: 8 audio discs (approximately 9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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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Nikola Tesla, a Serbian immigrant, invented the radio, the induction motor, the neon lamp, and the remote control. His breakthrough came in alternating current, the basis of the electric grid and long-distance electrical transmission. This pitted him against Thomas Edison's direct current empire, and bitter patent battles ensued. But Tesla's technology was superior, and eventually he prevailed. Unfortunately, he had no business sense and could not capitalize on this success. His most advanced ideas were unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent; longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology.

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