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Author Aldrich, Lisa J., 1952-

Title Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity / Lisa J. Aldrich.

Imprint Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Juvenile, Non-Fiction    J 92 TESLA,N ALD    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 160 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 156-157) and index.
Contents Croatia -- New horizons -- Edison -- War of the currents -- Going wireless -- Peculiarities -- Alternating current -- Master of lightning -- Wardenclyffe -- Setbacks -- Death ray -- Timeline -- Sources -- Bibliography -- Web sites -- Index.
Summary Aldrich covers Tesla's early life in Croatia, his academic brilliance and social awkwardness, his longterm battle with Thomas Edison over alternating current, his uneasy alliance with George Westinghouse, his chronic financial difficulties, and his personal idiosyncrasies. Photos and sidebars of explanations extend the text. Presents the life and accomplishments of the man who created hundreds of inventions without drawing them out, and is credited with becoming "the true father of the radio."
Subject Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943 -- Juvenile literature.
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Electrical engineers.
ISBN 193179846X (lib. bdg.) : $26.95
Standard No. 9781931798464 90000

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