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10 books about Nikola Tesla
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Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (72) (For Kids series) by Amy M. O'Quinn
Category: Electricity & Electronics
This book was published 2 years ago by Chicago Review Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
"Nikola Tesla was a physicist, scientist, electrical engineer, and world-renowned inventor whose accomplishments faded into oblivion after his death in 1943. He was omitted from most history books, while his colleagues and competitors (including Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi) and their successes are still remembered and celebrated. Tesla was undeniably eccentric and compulsive; some considered him to be somewhat of a "mad" scientist. But in reality, he was a visionary. Many of his ideas and inventions that were deemed impossible during his lifetime have since become reality. He was the first to successfully use rotating magnetic fields to create an AC (alternating current) electrical power supply system and induction motor. He is now acknowledged to have invented the radio, ahead of Marconi. Among other things, he developed the Tesla coil, an oscillator, generators, fluorescent tubes, neon lights, and a small remote-controlled boat. He helped design the world's first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls. Nikola Tesla for Kids is the story of Nikola Tesla's life and ideas, complete with a time line, 21 hands-on activities, and additional resources to better understand his many accomplishments, as well as the inventions that still amaze and benefit us today."--
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla
This book was published 10 years ago by SoHo Books and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary scientist whose greatest invention, A/C current, powers almost all of the technological wonders in the world today.
Nikola Tesla: My Life, My Research by Nikola Tesla
This book was published 7 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
History is written by the victors. But that is no comfort to those crossed out by the editor's pen. For years, science textbooks equated electricity and light with one man, Thomas Edison, while the genius whose pioneering electrical technologies truly power the modern world languished as a minor note in scientific history. Before the turn of the 20th century, electricity remained a mere scientific curiosity. Nikola Tesla, arguably more than anyone else, changed that. But Nikola's pioneering research in electricity represents only a portion of the scientific and technical innovations that elevated him to science godhood. Tesla not only expanded and revolutionized the work of his predecessors, he also leapfrogged ahead of his contemporaries to the next step. Nikola Tesla: My Life, My Research has four parts: background history around the time Tesla lived; Tesla's autobiography; Tesla's major research programs explained in simple words; an eighty-page collection of rare photographs taken at several stages of Tesla's life; from his birth certificate, to the first photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light, to the last known photograph before Tesla's death, in 1943. One volume: 374 pages.
The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World by Mike Winchell
This book was published 2 years ago by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
The spellbinding true account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity. In the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on a rousing nation. Inventive and ambitious minds were hard at work. Soon that spark was fanned, and a fiery war was under way to be the first to light—and run—the world with electricity. Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). There would be no ties in this race—only a winner and a loser. The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense, and rich historical and biographical information about these brilliant inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world’s defining scientific competitions. A Christy Ottaviano Book
Tesla: Man Out of Time by Margaret Cheney
Category: United States
This book was published 20 years ago by Touchstone and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
Explores the life and career of the eccentric, trailblazing nineteenth-century scientist and inventor, the man who introduced the fundamentals of robotry and computer and missile science and who harnessed the alternating electrical current used today. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla by John F. Wasik
This book was published 5 years ago by Sterling and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
Torn from the embrace of her poor but loving family, Rain Arnold now lives surrounded by opulent riches but feels more like an outsider than ever before. Her heart's true passion -- the theater -- may prove to be her salvation, as she embarks on a journey to unmask a legacy of long-buried family secrets.
Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla by Brian Wheat
Category: Heavy Metal
This book was published last year by Post Hill Press and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
Tesla’s Brian Wheat lifts the lid on living the rock ’n’ roll life while struggling with anxiety, depression, and other issues seldom discussed by musicians. Brian Wheat is far from your typical rock star. As bassist for the multi-platinum band, Tesla, he’s enjoyed the spoils of success and lived the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle to the hilt. But it came at a cost, one that took years to repair. In this deeply honest and utterly revealing memoir, Wheat sheds light on the many challenges he faces, including bulimia, weight issues, and the crippling anxiety and depression caused by his conditions. Just like the songs his legendary band made, this is no-nonsense, blue-collar storytelling at its best. While revealing the vulnerable human behind the bass guitar, this autobiography also offers tremendous stories of life on the road, and collaborations and encounters with legendary figures like his pals in Def Leppard, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, and Paul McCartney. Son of a Milkman will entertain, surprise, and inspire longtime fans of this enduring band.
Bright Dreams: The Brilliant Ideas of Nikola Tesla by Tracy Dockray
Category: Electricity & Electronics
This book was published last year by Capstone Editions and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Young Nikola Tesla got a shock when he rubbed his cat's fur. That small spark lit his imagination forever. Covering his early years to his eventual success in the world of electricity, Bright Dreams showcases Tesla's incredible journey of discovery and perseverance. Author-illustrator Tracy Dockray conveys Tesla's busy and imaginative world with collage-style artwork and informative sidebars.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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