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Author Carlson, W. Bernard.

Title Tesla : inventor of the electrical age / W. Bernard Carlson.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Tesla,N CAR    Available
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Description xiii, 500 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 423-471) and index.
Summary "Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs"--Back cover (paperback edition)
Contents Introduction. Dinner at Delmonico's -- An ideal childhood (1856-1878) -- Dreaming of motors (1878-1882) -- Learning by doing (1882-1886) -- Mastering alternating current (1886-1888) -- Selling the motor (1888-1889) -- Searching for a new ideal (1889-1891) -- A veritable magician (1891) -- Taking the show to Europe (1891-1892) -- Pushing alternating current in America (1892-1893) -- Wireless lighting and the oscillator (1893-1894) -- Efforts at promotion (1894-1895) -- Looking for alternatives (1895-1898) -- Stationary waves (1899-1900) -- Wardenclyffe (1900-1901) -- The dark tower (1901-1905) -- Visionary to the end (1905-1943) -- Epilogue.
Subject Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780691057767 (hardback : acid-free paper)
0691057761 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9780691165615 (paperback)
0691165610 (paperback)
Standard No. 40022263915

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