By W. Bernard Carlson
Nikola Tesla was once an immense contributor to revolution that reworked everyday life on the flip of the 20 th century. His innovations, patents, and theoretical paintings shaped the foundation of recent AC electrical energy, and contributed to the improvement of radio and tv. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla used to be one in all America's first star scientists, having fun with the corporate of latest York excessive society and remarkable the likes of Mark Twain along with his electric demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and talented showman, he cultivated a public picture of the eccentric genius. Even on the finish of his lifestyles whilst he was once residing in poverty, Tesla nonetheless attracted journalists to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon in a position to bringing down enemy aircraft.
lots of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, yet in the past none has conscientiously tested what, how, and why he invented. during this groundbreaking e-book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the mythical inventor, putting him in the cultural and technological context of his time, and concentrating on his innovations themselves in addition to the construction and upkeep of his big name. Drawing on unique records from Tesla's inner most and public lifestyles, Carlson exhibits how he was once an "idealist" inventor who sought the appropriate experimental awareness of an excellent proposal or precept, and who skillfully bought his innovations to the general public via mythmaking and illusion.
This significant biography sheds new mild on Tesla's visionary method of invention and the company concepts in the back of his most vital technological breakthroughs.
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