Tesla: Inventor Of The Modern
- General Science, Best of 2018
The authoritative account of Nikola Tesla’s remarkable life.
Born during a lightning storm at midnight, Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind.
Tesla worked tirelessly to offer electric power to the world, to introduce automatons that would reduce life’s drudgery, and to develop machines that might one day abolish war. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla’s remarkable life.
“A lucid, expertly researched biography of the brilliant Nikola Tesla.” -Kirkus (starred review)
About the Author
Richard Munson is the author of several books, including From Edison to Enron and Cousteau: The Captain and His World. Based in Chicago, Illinois, he directs Environmental Defense Fund's clean-energy efforts in the Midwest.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||May 22, 2018|