The Resource Tesla : inventor of the modern, Richard Munson, (electronic resource)

Tesla : inventor of the modern, Richard Munson, (electronic resource)

Label
Tesla : inventor of the modern
Title
Tesla
Title remainder
inventor of the modern
Statement of responsibility
Richard Munson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tesla's inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations.--TeslaWhen his first breakthrough--alternating current, the basis of the electric grid--pitted him against Thomas Edison's direct-current empire, Tesla's superior technology prevailed. Unfortunately, he had little business sense and could not capitalize on this success. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent, longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology. Although penniless during his later years, he never stopped imagining. In the early 1900s, he designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications. His ideas have lived on to shape the modern economy.--FaustTesla worked tirelessly to offer electric power to the world, to introduce automatons that would reduce life's drudgery, and to develop machines that might one day abolish war. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla's remarkable life
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Munson, Richard
Dewey number
621.3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK140.T4
LC item number
M86 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Electrical engineering
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
Label
Tesla : inventor of the modern, Richard Munson, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Everywhere is energy -- Born between today and tomorrow -- A glorious dream -- Reverberation of Heaven's artillery -- A whirling field of force -- As revolutionary as gunpowder was to warfare -- Order of the flaming sword -- Divine organ of sight -- Earthquakes and friends -- Fire and robots -- Like a god controlling nature's power -- Sheer audacity -- Too much of a poet and visionary -- So far ahead of his time -- Epilogue: Boldness of ignorance -- Appendix: The marvel of electricity
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393635454
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a976f66e-d9e8-4aec-bc42-2a9575699fca
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035556012
Label
Tesla : inventor of the modern, Richard Munson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-290) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Everywhere is energy -- Born between today and tomorrow -- A glorious dream -- Reverberation of Heaven's artillery -- A whirling field of force -- As revolutionary as gunpowder was to warfare -- Order of the flaming sword -- Divine organ of sight -- Earthquakes and friends -- Fire and robots -- Like a god controlling nature's power -- Sheer audacity -- Too much of a poet and visionary -- So far ahead of his time -- Epilogue: Boldness of ignorance -- Appendix: The marvel of electricity
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393635454
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a976f66e-d9e8-4aec-bc42-2a9575699fca
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035556012

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