By W. Bernard Carlson
Nikola Tesla was once an incredible contributor to revolution that reworked way of life on the flip of the 20 th century. His innovations, patents, and theoretical paintings shaped the foundation of contemporary AC electrical energy, and contributed to the advance of radio and tv. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla used to be one among America's first famous person scientists, having fun with the corporate of recent York excessive society and magnificent the likes of Mark Twain together with his electric demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and proficient showman, he cultivated a public photo of the eccentric genius. Even on the finish of his existence whilst he used to be dwelling in poverty, Tesla nonetheless attracted newshounds to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon able to bringing down enemy aircraft.
lots of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, yet earlier none has conscientiously tested what, how, and why he invented. during this groundbreaking e-book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the mythical inventor, putting him in the cultural and technological context of his time, and targeting his innovations themselves in addition to the construction and upkeep of his star. Drawing on unique records from Tesla's deepest and public existence, Carlson exhibits how he used to be an "idealist" inventor who sought the appropriate experimental consciousness of an outstanding concept or precept, and who skillfully offered his innovations to the general public via mythmaking and illusion.
This significant biography sheds new gentle on Tesla's visionary method of invention and the enterprise ideas at the back of his most crucial technological breakthroughs.