Nikola Tesla: Physicist, Inventor, Electrical Engineer

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Capstone, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
"Revolutionary inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla has been called the father of the 20th century. The eccentric physicist developed the alternating current electric power system that lights up the world today. He also invented radio and had to spend years proving it. Tesla hoped the world would find peace and riches through his inventions. Even with his great intelligence, he had trouble finding either of those in his own life."

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Library Thing Part E #2 Biography Burgan, Michael. Nikola Tesla: Physicist, Inventor, Electrical Engineer. Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point, 2009. Print. The Compass Point Books, Signature Lives series ... Read full review

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I got this for my husband because he loves stuff like this. He finds it very interesting to read and learn about Tesla. He likes it a lot. Read full review


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Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.nbsp; Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in history.nbsp;He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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