Tesla For Beginners

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Book Details

Pages

176 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

11/08/2016

ISBN

978-1-939994-48-6

Publisher

For Beginners

Authors

  • Foreword by Jane Alcorn

  • Illustrated by Owen Brozman

  • Author Robert I. Sutherland-Cohen

    Robert I. Sutherland-Cohen holds a BS in mathematics from Northeastern University and an MFA in directing from Boston University. He has taught at Emerson College and Stockton State College and has delivered guest lectures at Yale University, SUNY Purchase, and West Chester University.

The father of modern-day electricity and considered by some to be the ultimate “mad scientist,” Nikola Tesla filed nearly 300 patents in his lifetime. Many of these patents resulted in functioning inventions; others were little more than wide-eyed dreams–or still await possible development. Tesla For Beginners examines the man behind the alternating current and wireless technologies who traveled from Serbia by steamship to arrive in the United States with only four cents in his pocket. It was in the early 1880s, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution, that America beckoned him.

Nikola Tesla–a poet of invention–left behind a vast and intriguing legacy. He was a scientist, physicist, mathematician, electrical engineer, and extensively published author who spent his last decades scraping for funding for celestial projects and living out his final days in penurious solitude with a pigeon.

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