Richard Munson - Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

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Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) invented the radio, robots, and remote control. He designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications. He went head-to-head with Edison over alternating current vs direct current—and won. As Munson shows in this compelling biography, Tesla was a genius and a visionary, but he was also a germophobe and a failure as a businessman; because he couldn’t market his inventions, his radio patent languished for forty years, his laser-beam ideas even longer. Interweaving the technology with Tesla’s idiosyncrasies, Munson, author of From Edison to Enron and director of Environmental Defense Fund's clean-energy efforts in the Midwest, brings his subject vividly to life, recreating the moment he conceived of the induction motor while reciting Goethe’s Faust in a park and describing how he created artificial lightning on stage.

 

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Non Fiction
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$26.95
ISBN: 9780393635447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 22nd, 2018

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