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The Resource Tesla : the life and times of an electric messiah, Nigel Cawthorne

Tesla : the life and times of an electric messiah, Nigel Cawthorne

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Tesla : the life and times of an electric messiah
Title
Tesla
Title remainder
the life and times of an electric messiah
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Cawthorne
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite being incredibly popular during his time, Nikola Tesla today remains largely overlooked among lists of the greatest inventors and scientists of the modern era. Thomas Edison gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb, but it was his one-time assistant and lifelong arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current technology. Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago; the first time that an event of such magnitude had ever taken place under artificial light. Today, all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla's AC current. Born in Croatia in 1856, Tesla spoke eight languages and almost single-handedly developed household electricity. During his life, he patented more than 700 inventions. He invented electrical generators, FM radio, remote control robots, spark plugs and fluorescent lights. He had a photographic memory and did advanced calculus and physics equations in his head. Nikola Tesla was the ultimate mad scientist. Like many other geniuses throughout history, Tesla was wildly eccentric. He was prone to nervous breakdowns, reported receiving odd visions in the middle of the night, spoke to pigeons, and occasionally thought he was receiving electromagnetic signals from Mars. If he'd lived today, he'd likely be diagnosed with an obsessive compulsive disorder: he hated round objects and disliked numbers that weren't divisible by the three
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1951-
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Cawthorne, Nigel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Inventors
  • Electrical engineers
Label
Tesla : the life and times of an electric messiah, Nigel Cawthorne
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37564031
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780785829447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (color) , ports
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37564031
  • (Sirsi) 37564031
Label
Tesla : the life and times of an electric messiah, Nigel Cawthorne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37564031
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780785829447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (color) , ports
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37564031
  • (Sirsi) 37564031

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