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Tesla: Man Out Of Time

Margaret Cheney

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ISBN 10: 0139068597 / ISBN 13: 9780139068591
Published by Prentice Hall, 1981
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Hardcover in silver paper covered boards. xvi+ 320 pp. with index. Illusytrations the uncommon first edition of this ful length portrait of one of the most brilliant--and strangest--scientist/inventors in history. Fine with previosu ownership signaturea nd date top corner of front free endpaper , with trace of wear at the extremities. In very good dust jacket, unfaded and with minor running at the extremities. Bookseller Inventory # GE16762

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Title: Tesla: Man Out Of Time

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First edition.

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Called a madman by some, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla created astonishing, world-transforming devises that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field, the basis of most alternating current machinery, but also introduced the fundamentals of robotry, computers, and missile science and helped pave the way for such technologies as satellites, microwaves, beam weapons, and nuclear fusion.Almost supernaturally gifted, Tesla was also unusually erratic, flamboyant, and neurotic. He was J. P. Morgan's client, counted Mark Twain as a friend, and considered Thomas Edison an enemy. But above all, he was the hero and mentor to many of the last century's most famous scientists.In a meticulously researched, engagingly written biography, Margaret Cheney presents the many different dimensions of this extraordinary man, capturing his human qualities and quirks as she chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that continue to alter our world.

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Margaret Cheney is a biographer of unusual versatility. In addition to her two major studies of Tesla (most recently Tesla: Master of Lightning, with Robert Uth), she has written Midnight at Mabel's, a biography of the great cabaret singer and song stylist Mabel Mercer. Cheney is also the author of Meanwhile Farm and Why: The Serial Killer in America. She lives in California.

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