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An edition of Tesla: Man Out of Time (1981)

Tesla

Man Out of Time

1st Touchstone Ed edition
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An edition of Tesla: Man Out of Time (1981)

Tesla

Man Out of Time

1st Touchstone Ed edition
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Touchstone
Language
English
Pages
400

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In this “informative and delightful” (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors.

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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Edition Availability
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Tesla: Man Out of Time
October 2, 2001, Touchstone
Paperback in English - 1st Touchstone Ed edition
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Tesla: Man Out of Time
December 1989, Dorset Press
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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Tesla, man out of time
1983, Barnes & Nobles Books
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Tesla: Man Out of Time
1981, Dell Publishing Co.
in English
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Tesla
Publish date unknown, Prentice Hall
Hardcover in English

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First Sentence

"Promptly at eight o'clock a patrician figure in his thirties was shown to his regular table in the 'Palm Room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel."

Classifications

Library of Congress
TK140.T4C47 2001, TK140.T4 C47 2001

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
400
Dimensions
8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Weight
13.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7927028M
ISBN 10
0743215362
ISBN 13
9780743215367
LCCN
2001037808
Library Thing
132450
Goodreads
128529

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