Tesla: Man Out of Time

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Tesla: Man Out of Time

Format:  Paperback,

396 pages

Edition: Touchstone

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Oct 2001

ISBN-13: 9780743215367

ISBN-10: 0743215362

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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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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Oct 2001
ISBN-13: 9780743215367
ISBN-10: 0743215362
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 396
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.25

Chapter outline

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Modern Prometheus
A Gambling Man Immigrants of Distinction
At the Court of Mr. Edison
The War of the Currents
Begins Order of the Flaming Sword Radio
High Society High Road, Low Road
An Error of Judgment To Mars
Robots Hurler of Lightning Blackout at Colorado Springs
Magnificent and Doomed Ridiculed, Condemned, Combatted
The Great Radio Controversy Midstream Perils
The Nobel Affair Flying Stove Radar
The Guest of Honor Pigeons Transitions
The Birthday Parties Corks on Water Cosmic Communion Death and Transfiguration
The Missing Papers
The Legacy
Bibliographical Essay
Reference Notes
Postscript
Index

Book description

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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Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great book I got this book for my son as a birthday present and he loves it. It goes into detail about Tesla and his life and thoughts. If you want to learn more about Tesla, this is a a great book. 05/06/2014
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