Nikola Tesla Takes Charge

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Growing up in Smiljan, Croatia, Nikola Tesla dreamed about harnessing the power of Niagara Falls. In 1884, he walked down the gangplank into the New York Harbour with four cents in his pocket, a book of poems, a drawing of a flying machine, and a letter of introduction to Thomas Edison, the 'electrical wizard' of America. Edison offered Tesla a large sum to make his direct current system more efficient. Tesla did the work but still belived that alternating current was the way to light up America. A Tundra Great Ideas biography for young readers.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781770495227
Branch Call Number: J 621.3092 Tesla-K
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Slavin, Bill
Alternative Title: Nikola Tesla takes charge


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Jan 02, 2018

An excellent telling of Tesla's life and works, the saga and ingenuity.
A very worthy read from the wonderful "Great Idea Series."

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