Called a madman by some, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla created astonishing, world-transforming devises that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field, the basis of most alternating current machinery, but also introduced the fundamentals of robotry, computers, and missile science and helped pave the way for such technologies as satellites, microwaves, beam weapons, and nuclear fusion.
Almost supernaturally gifted, Tesla was also unusually erratic, flamboyant, and neurotic. He was J. P. Morgan's client, counted Mark Twain as a friend, and considered Thomas Edison an enemy. But above all, he was the hero and mentor to many of the last century's most famous scientists.
In a meticulously researched, engagingly written biography, Margaret Cheney presents the many different dimensions of this extraordinary man, capturing his human qualities and quirks as she chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that continue to alter our world.
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"The Sunday Times, " London Uncommonly colorful...absorbing.About the Author:
Margaret Cheney is a biographer of unusual versatility. In addition to her two major studies of Tesla (most recently "Tesla: Master of Lightning, " with Robert Uth), she has written "Midnight at Mabel's, " a biography of the great cabaret singer and song stylist Mabel Mercer. Cheney is also the author of "Meanwhile Farm" and "Why: The Serial Killer in America." She lives in California.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0139068597
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