Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla

Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla

by John J. O’Neill
     
 

Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884 with an introduction letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison: "I know two great men," wrote Batchelor, "one is you and the other is this young man." Tesla spent the next 59 years of his productive life living in New York. Tesla set about improving Edison's line of dynamos while working in Edison's lab in New…  See more details below

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Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884 with an introduction letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison: "I know two great men," wrote Batchelor, "one is you and the other is this young man." Tesla spent the next 59 years of his productive life living in New York. Tesla set about improving Edison's line of dynamos while working in Edison's lab in New Jersey. It was here that his divergence of opinion with Edison over direct current versus alternating current began. This disagreement climaxed in the war of the currents as Edison fought a losing battle to protect his investment in direct current equipment and facilities.

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If you've never read anything by or about Tesla, or even if you've only read his technical writings, here's the book that will answer your questions about Tesla. Written from the point of view of someone who knew him, Prodigal Genius gives an amazing glimpse into the personality of this remarkable inventor. There are lengthy passages about his childhood and early career including how he got cheated out of $20,000 for inventing alternating current. There are also thought-provoking stories about h

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011824760
Publisher:
Ancient Wisdom Publications
Publication date:
10/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
840,627
File size:
653 KB

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