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The Resource Tesla : man out of time, Margaret Cheney

Tesla : man out of time, Margaret Cheney

Label
Tesla : man out of time
Title
Tesla
Title remainder
man out of time
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cheney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field -- the basis of most alternating-current machinery -- but also introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted, unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array of compulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionary experimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men as diverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of society beauties
  • From Tesla's childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in New York in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that radically altered -- and continue to alter -- the world in which we live. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science
Summary
Explores the life and career of the eccentric, trailblazing nineteenth-century scientist and inventor, the man who introduced the fundamentals of robotry and computer and missile science and who harnessed the alternating electrical current used today. Reprint. 75,000 first printing
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
202031
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheney, Margaret
Dewey number
  • 621.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TK140.T4
LC item number
C47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • United States
  • Elektrotechniek
  • Uitvindingen
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
man out of time
Label
Tesla : man out of time, Margaret Cheney
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Modern Prometheus -- 2. A Gambling Man -- 3. Immigrants of Distinction -- 4. At the Court of Mr. Edison -- 5. The War of the Currents Begins -- 6. Order of the Flaming Sword -- 7. Radio -- 8. High Society -- 9. High Road, Low Road -- 10. An Error of Judgment -- 11. To Mars -- 12. Robots -- 13. Hurler of Lightning -- 14. Blackout at Colorado Springs -- 15. Magnificent and Doomed -- 16. Ridiculed, Condemned, Combatted -- 17. The Great Radio Controversy -- 18. Midstream Perils -- 19. The Nobel Affair -- 20. Flying Stove -- 21. Radar -- 22. The Guest of Honor -- 23. Pigeons -- 24. Transitions -- 25. The Birthday Parties -- 26. Corks on Water -- 27. Cosmic Communion -- 28. Death and Transfiguration -- 29. The Missing Papers -- 30. The Legacy -- Bibliographical Essay -- Reference Notes -- Postscript -- Index
Control code
ocm47255250
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780440390770
Lccn
2001037808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47255250
Label
Tesla : man out of time, Margaret Cheney
Link
Publication
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Modern Prometheus -- 2. A Gambling Man -- 3. Immigrants of Distinction -- 4. At the Court of Mr. Edison -- 5. The War of the Currents Begins -- 6. Order of the Flaming Sword -- 7. Radio -- 8. High Society -- 9. High Road, Low Road -- 10. An Error of Judgment -- 11. To Mars -- 12. Robots -- 13. Hurler of Lightning -- 14. Blackout at Colorado Springs -- 15. Magnificent and Doomed -- 16. Ridiculed, Condemned, Combatted -- 17. The Great Radio Controversy -- 18. Midstream Perils -- 19. The Nobel Affair -- 20. Flying Stove -- 21. Radar -- 22. The Guest of Honor -- 23. Pigeons -- 24. Transitions -- 25. The Birthday Parties -- 26. Corks on Water -- 27. Cosmic Communion -- 28. Death and Transfiguration -- 29. The Missing Papers -- 30. The Legacy -- Bibliographical Essay -- Reference Notes -- Postscript -- Index
Control code
ocm47255250
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
396 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780440390770
Lccn
2001037808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47255250

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