Electrical Wizard

Electrical Wizard

How Nikola Tesla Lit up the World

Book - 2013
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Move over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering -- and changed the course of history.

When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had made a vow: Someday I will turn the power of Niagara Falls into electricity. 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 light 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. Established biographer Elizabeth Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary figure, while fine artist Oliver Dominguez brings his life and inventions to vivid color.
Back matter includes additional information about Tesla, scientific notes and explanations, source notes, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2013, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763658557
Branch Call Number: J 621. 3092 TES R
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations, colour portrait ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dominguez, Oliver - Illustrator

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PaulaFriesen
May 27, 2017

Electrical Wizard tells of the discoveries and story of Nicola Tesla. He was intrigued by electrical energy from the time he was very small, and would create different experiments even as a child in effort to produce electricity. It helped the kids and I to understand how electricity works, all the while learning about this famous discoverer and inventor. Along the way, we also learn bits about his rival, Thomas Edison. The end of the book offers more detailed explanations of both AC and DC electricity, magnetism and more for those who wish to dive deeper… my kids did.

LMcShaneCLE Aug 26, 2014

Great text to encourage students exploration of electrical currents.

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