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Nikola Tesla and the electrical future / Iwan Rhys Morus.

By: Morus, Iwan Rhys, 1964-.
Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2019Description: 244 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781785785467 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943 | Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography | Inventors -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 621.3092 Summary: "Nikola Tesla is one of the most enigmatic, curious and controversial figures in the history of science. An electrical pioneer as influential in his own way as Thomas Edison, he embodied the aspirations and paradoxes of an age of innovation that seemed to have the future firmly in its grasp. In an era that saw the spread of power networks and wireless telegraphy, the discovery of X-rays, and the birth of powered flight, Tesla made himself synonymous with the electrical future under construction but opinion was often divided as to whether he was a visionary, a charlatan, or a fool." - Book cover
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [205] - 215) and index.

"Nikola Tesla is one of the most enigmatic, curious and controversial figures in the history of science. An electrical pioneer as influential in his own way as Thomas Edison, he embodied the aspirations and paradoxes of an age of innovation that seemed to have the future firmly in its grasp. In an era that saw the spread of power networks and wireless telegraphy, the discovery of X-rays, and the birth of powered flight, Tesla made himself synonymous with the electrical future under construction but opinion was often divided as to whether he was a visionary, a charlatan, or a fool." - Book cover

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