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Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity

Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity

Author: David J. Kent
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This book reveals the life, drama and mystery surrounding the creator of groundbreaking inventions. It posthumously found renewed fame as the subject of conspiracy theories and as a pop culture idol. It includes historical comics and photos that highlight key events and figures in Tesla's spectacular life. Who was Nikola Tesla? A visionary inventor? Eccentric genius? Outsider rebel? Now David Kent reveals the life, drama and mystery surrounding the romantic figure. An immigrant from what is now Croatia, Tesla would move to America and go on to create groundbreaking inventions including some that would change the world. He even electrified visitors at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with an amazing never-before-seen electrical light display. Despite his successes, Tesla would become largely forgotten over the remaining dozen years of his life as others got credit for his remarkable scientific contributions. But after his death, he found renewed fame as the subject of conspiracy theories and as a pop culture idol. Through this fascinating book, you'll come to know the dashing man that continues to capture imaginations today.

Author description

David Kent has been a scientist for thirty years and has worked as a consultant in both the United States and Europe. He is actively involved in and commonly speaks at regional, national, and international scientific organisations. He has served as president of regional chapters of both the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles and presentations for peer-reviewed journals, technical newsletters and scientific meetings.

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General Fields

  • : 9781435142978
  • : Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • : Sterling
  • : October 2015
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 621.3092
  • : 248
  • : full colour throughout, includes photographs, include illustrations
  • : David J. Kent
  • : Hardback