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The truth about Tesla : the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation

Author: Christopher Cooper, (Energy specialist); Marc J Seifer
Publisher: New York : Race Point Publishing, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for his work or stole his patents outright. In recent years, the historical record  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Cooper, (Energy specialist); Marc J Seifer
ISBN: 9781631065798 1631065793
OCLC Number: 1024088073
Description: 195 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.
Contents: Myth of the lone genius --
The conventional account of a modern genius --
Understanding electricity --
The polyphase alternating current (AC) motor --
Electrical transformers and the Tesla Coil --
Wireless transmission --
The truth about Tesla.
Responsibility: Christopher Cooper ; foreword by Marc J. Seifer, Ph. D.

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The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of Tesla's "genius" to scientists and ideas that far predated him.  Read more...

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