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The Resource The truth about Tesla : the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation, Christopher Cooper ; foreword by Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D

The truth about Tesla : the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation, Christopher Cooper ; foreword by Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D

Label
The truth about Tesla : the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation
Title
The truth about Tesla
Title remainder
the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Cooper ; foreword by Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for his work or stole his patents outright. In recent years, the historical record has been "corrected" and Tesla has been restored to his rightful place among historical luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Gugliemo Marconi. Most biographies repeat the familiar account of Tesla's life, including his invention of alternating current, his falling out with Edison, how he lost billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his fight to prove that Marconi stole 13 of his patents to "invent" radio. But, what really happened? Consider this: Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Newly uncovered information proves that the popular account of Tesla's life is itself very flawed. In The Truth About Tesla, Christopher Cooper sets out to prove that the conventional story not only oversimplifies history, it denies credit to some of the true inventors behind many of the groundbreaking technologies now attributed to Tesla and perpetuates a misunderstanding about the process of innovation itself. Are you positive that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone? Are you sure the Wright Brothers were the first in flight? Think again! With a provocative foreword by Tesla biographer Marc. J. Seifer, The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of some of the greatest electrical inventions to a coterie of colorful characters that conventional history has all but forgotten
Cataloging source
[email protected]
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Christopher
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Inventions
  • Technological innovations
  • Lighting
  • Electric currents, Alternating
  • Tesla coils
  • Electrical engineering
Label
The truth about Tesla : the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation, Christopher Cooper ; foreword by Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Myth of the lone genius -- The conventional account of a modern genius -- Understanding electricity -- The polyphase alternating current (AC) motor -- Electrical transformers and the Tesla Coil -- Wireless transmission -- The truth about Tesla
Control code
ocn921216298
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781631060304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Stock number
1387739
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631060304
  • (OCoLC)921216298
  • (Sirsi) b14714309
Label
The truth about Tesla : the myth of the lone genius in the history of innovation, Christopher Cooper ; foreword by Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Myth of the lone genius -- The conventional account of a modern genius -- Understanding electricity -- The polyphase alternating current (AC) motor -- Electrical transformers and the Tesla Coil -- Wireless transmission -- The truth about Tesla
Control code
ocn921216298
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9781631060304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Stock number
1387739
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781631060304
  • (OCoLC)921216298
  • (Sirsi) b14714309

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