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Tesla - by Margaret Cheney (Paperback)

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  • In this "informative and delightful" (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors.
  • About the Author: Margaret Cheney is a biographer of unusual versatility.
  • 400 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Science + Technology

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About the Book



Now back in paperback comes the fascinating portrait of Nikola Tesla, one of the most brilliant scientists and inventors of the 20th century, from the impact of his seminal accomplishments to the eccentricities and obsessions of the man behind the science. of photos.



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In this "informative and delightful" (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors.

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.



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American Scientist Excellent...a significant contribution to the recent history of science...informative and delightful to read.

Choice Cheney's excellent biography of one of the most idiosyncratic and truly enigmatic "scientists" is both comprehensive and well written...very warmly recommended.

Discover A dramatic and poignant portrait.

Publishers Weekly Well documented, sympathetic, and engaging.

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 Californi
Dimensions (Overall): 8.43 Inches (H) x 5.54 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .79 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Science + Technology
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Margaret Cheney
Language: English
Street Date: October 9, 2001
TCIN: 11405342
UPC: 9780743215367
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-3202
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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