Tesla Vs Edison - Nigel Cawthorne (Hardcover)

The Life-Long Feud That Electrified the World

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9780785833789
Department
Books
Released
22 Mar 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Nigel Cawthorne
Subtitle
The Life-long Fued That Electrified the World
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Book Sales
Language
English
Number of Pages
192

Annotation

Chronicles the life and times of the two men, discussing their feud and contributions to the science of electricity.

Summary

Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time assistant and life-long arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current electricity.

Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago under artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla's AC current.

120 years ago, they were billed as the 'Twin Wizards of Electricity', here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King- Edison or Tesla?

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General Subject
Science/Math
BISAC Subject 1
Technology & Engineering / History
BISAC Subject 2
Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
BISAC Subject 3
History / World
Dewey Classification
609