Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor
Explore the Captivating Life of Nikola Tesla
Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC), and other significant contributions to science.
His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor” both impressed and enraged the scientific community.
Eventually, his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot — a potentially dangerous one.
Although Tesla’s work was a major factor in the success of the second Industrial Revolution, he died alone, impoverished, and largely shunned by the scientific community that once hailed him a genius.
Beset by visions, without a wife or children, Nikola Tesla’s brilliant mind changed the world, even though at the time of his death he passed unnoticed into obscurity.
Some of the topics covered in this book include:
Education and Early Career
Patents and Politics
The Eccentric Genius
Tesla’s Coil and the Niagara Contract
Influential Friends and the Lure of Flight
The Wardenclyffe Tower
1914 and Beyond