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Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world /

by Rusch, Elizabeth; Dominguez, Oliver[ill.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013Description: [39] p. : ill. ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9780763658557 (trade); 0763658553 (trade).Other Title: How Nikola Tesla lit up the world.Subject(s): Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943 -- Juvenile literature | Electrical engineers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Inventors -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Serbian Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Electrical engineers | Inventors | Serbian-Americans -- Biography | Picture books for childrenAwards: NSTA outstanding science trade book for students K-12, 2014Summary: Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current, to lighting up the Chicago World's Fair, to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio -- all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions. List(s) this item appears in: AESL: Biographies
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Includes bibliographical references.

Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current, to lighting up the Chicago World's Fair, to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio -- all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions.

Ages 8 +

NSTA outstanding science trade book for students K-12, 2014

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