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The Resource Tesla : inventor of the electrical age, W. Bernard Carlson

Tesla : inventor of the electrical age, W. Bernard Carlson

Label
Tesla : inventor of the electrical age
Title
Tesla
Title remainder
inventor of the electrical age
Statement of responsibility
W. Bernard Carlson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs"--
  • "This is a biography of one of the major 20th-century scientists, Nikola Tesla. It is interdisciplinary, containing accounts of U.S. manufacturing in the early 1900s and other contemporary cultural materials"--
Summary
Draws on original documents from Tesla's private and public life to place the engineer within the cultural and technological context of his time, focusing on his inventions as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10187026
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
621.3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
inventor of the electrical age
Label
Tesla : inventor of the electrical age, W. Bernard Carlson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=1290925
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-471) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Dinner at Delmonico's -- An ideal childhood (1856-1878) -- Dreaming of motors (1878-1882) -- Learning by doing (1882-1886) -- Mastering alternating current (1886-1888) -- Selling the motor (1888-1889) -- Searching for a new ideal (1889-1891) -- A veritable magician (1891) -- Taking the show to Europe (1891-1892) -- Pushing alternating current in America (1892-1893) -- Wireless lighting and the oscillator (1893-1894) -- Efforts at promotion (1894-1895) -- Looking for alternatives (1895-1898) -- Stationary waves (1899-1900) -- Wardenclyffe (1900-1901) -- The dark tower (1901-1905) -- Visionary to the end (1905-1943)
Control code
ocn842265979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 500 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846559
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022263915
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
640CEC4B-7867-4D67-9851-515F7434CC37
System control number
(OCoLC)842265979
Label
Tesla : inventor of the electrical age, W. Bernard Carlson
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=1290925
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-471) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Dinner at Delmonico's -- An ideal childhood (1856-1878) -- Dreaming of motors (1878-1882) -- Learning by doing (1882-1886) -- Mastering alternating current (1886-1888) -- Selling the motor (1888-1889) -- Searching for a new ideal (1889-1891) -- A veritable magician (1891) -- Taking the show to Europe (1891-1892) -- Pushing alternating current in America (1892-1893) -- Wireless lighting and the oscillator (1893-1894) -- Efforts at promotion (1894-1895) -- Looking for alternatives (1895-1898) -- Stationary waves (1899-1900) -- Wardenclyffe (1900-1901) -- The dark tower (1901-1905) -- Visionary to the end (1905-1943)
Control code
ocn842265979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 500 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846559
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022263915
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
640CEC4B-7867-4D67-9851-515F7434CC37
System control number
(OCoLC)842265979

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