Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla

Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla

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By (author) John J. O'Neill

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  • Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Kempton, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1931882851
  • ISBN 13: 9781931882859
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 75,117

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Even the gods of old, in the wildest imaginings of their worshipers, never undertook such gigantic tasks of world-wide dimension as those which Tesla attempted and accomplished. -from Chapter One First published in 1944 and long a favorite of Tesla fans, this is a definitive biography of the man without whom modern civilization would not exist. Nikola Tesla, pioneer of electrical engineering, was a close friend of Pulitzer Prize-winning author O'Neill, and here, O'Neill captures the man as a scientist and as a public figure, exploring: . how Tesla's father inspired his life in engineering . why Tesla clung to his theories of electricity in the face of opposition . how the shy but newly popular Tesla navigated the social life of New York in the gay 1890s . Tesla's friendship with Mark Twain . the story of Tesla's lost Nobel Prize . Tesla's dabblings in the paranormal . and much more. JOHN JOSEPH O'NEILL (b. 1889) also wrote Engineering the New Age and You and the Universe: What Science Reveals.

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