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Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

Author: Robyn Hardyman

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781482413465

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Together, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison revolutionized electricity, and society, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Readers will learn how these geniuses did this as well as the science behind many of their inventions and experiments. They'll also discover little-known anecdotes and facts about the inventors. For example, Edison was nearly deaf since childhood, while Tesla may have inherited his ingenuity from his inventor mother! These two scientists might not have often agreed, but perhaps as foils they encouraged each other's best work. Relevant quotes and interesting fact boxes increase the appeal of this fascinating text.

Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

Author: The History Hour

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1795494131

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free Bonus Inside! Read on your Computer, Mac, Smart phone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. Biography of Nikola Tesla The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus Nikola Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end, using a device that he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam powered oscillator AC generator. Inside you'll read about A promising intellect Health complications Inventive work A troubled mind Unusual experiences Mental breakdown Controversial viewpoints A forgotten mind From breakdown to brainstorm Overshadowed by rivals Death of a forgotten mind And much more! Based on Tesla's new ideas for electrical equipment, including a thermo-magnetic motor idea, Alfred S. Brown and Charles F. Peck formed the Tesla Electric Company. Nikola Tesla developed an induction motor that ran on alternating current (AC), a power system format that was rapidly expanding in Europe and the United States because of its advantages in long-distance, high-voltage transmission. Biography of Thomas Edison There are a lot more to the story than just the light bulb, and there is a lot more to the invention of the light bulb than just Thomas Edison. One thing is for sure that he is still remembered as one of the greatest inventors of all time, and perhaps the greatest that America has ever produced. In truth, Edison was a man who invented a lot of things while bringing about incredible advancements in many other things. With the stock ticker, the telegraph, the light bulb, and motion picture, he may not have invented them, but he improved on them beyond any recognition. They would not be the technologies they were today without Edison's great mind working on them. Inside you'll read about Born into a country of great change the telegraph and the start of his genius How Edison created the invention machine Edison and the phonograph It wasn't always about success for Edison The truth about the light bulb The rivalry between Tesla and the "war of the currents" Father of the motion pictures The man behind the inventions Edison's greatest quotes His death and the legacy he left behind Remember him for the right reasons And much more! Thomas Edison seems to be remembered these days either the man who invented the light bulb or the man who didn't. Without knowing any more about him, you are either giving him false praise for something he didn't do or not taking into account all the other work he did.

Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla

Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla

Author: Samantha Green

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766098213

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

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For much of the world, turning on electricity is as easy as flipping a switch, but that wasn't always the case. At the end of the nineteenth century, two geniuses competed to change the world: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. In the War of Currents, they fought to shape the world with their electrical systems. Without Edison and Tesla, we might not have the lightbulb, the radio, affordable electricity, and movies. This book examines the lives of these two inventors, their dizzying array of creations, and a professional rivalry that began the moment they met each other.

War of the Currents

War of the Currents

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781467701402

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy city dwellers enjoyed electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had to make due with dirtier and more dangerous lighting technology, such as kerosene lanterns and gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be among the first to supply electric power to more Americans. The early providers would set the standards—and they would reap great profits. Inventor Thomas Edison already had a leading role in the industry: he had invented the first reliable electrical light bulb. By 1882, his Edison Electric Light Company was distributing electricity using a system called direct current, or DC. But an inventor named Nikola Tesla challenged Edison. Tesla believed that an alternating current—or AC—system would be better. With an AC system, one power station could deliver electricity across many miles, compared to only about one mile for DC. Each inventor had his backers. Business tycoon George Westinghouse put his money behind Tesla and built AC power stations. Meanwhile, Edison and his DC backers said that AC was dangerous. They said that AC could easily electrocute people, so it should power the newly invented electric chair. Edison believed this negative association would sway public opinion toward DC power. The battle over which system would become standard became known as the War of the Currents. This exciting book tells the story of that war, the people who fought it, and the ways in which both kinds of electric power changed the world.

Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla

Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla

Author: Samantha Green

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766098220

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 343

For much of the world, turning on electricity is as easy as flipping a switch, but that wasn't always the case. At the end of the nineteenth century, two geniuses competed to change the world: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. In the War of Currents, they fought to shape the world with their electrical systems. Without Edison and Tesla, we might not have the lightbulb, the radio, affordable electricity, and movies. This book examines the lives of these two inventors, their dizzying array of creations, and a professional rivalry that began the moment they met each other.

The Current War

The Current War

Author: Samuel Bertolami

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798724473309

Category:

Page: 130

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How much do you know about the electrical war between two well-known inventors Nikolai Tesla and Thomas Edison? How much do you know about Thomas Edison's life or Nikola Tesla's life timeline? If you want to broaden your knowledge about what happened between them and how they had been through during their life, this book is for you. Two captivating manuscripts in one book: Nikola Tesla: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor Who was the real winner in the war of the currents? What happened to both of them? And what were their lives like from beginning to end? Let's find out!

Empires of Light

Empires of Light

Author: Jill Jonnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588360007

Category: History

Page: 432

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The gripping history of electricity and how the fateful collision of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America’s Gilded Age—Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse—battled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation’s most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world’s first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Edison struggled to introduce his radical new direct current (DC) technology into the hurly-burly of New York City as Tesla and Westinghouse challenged his dominance with their alternating current (AC), thus setting the stage for one of the eeriest feuds in American corporate history, the War of the Electric Currents. The battlegrounds: Wall Street, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Niagara Falls, and, finally, the death chamber—Jonnes takes us on the tense walk down a prison hallway and into the sunlit room where William Kemmler, convicted ax murderer, became the first man to die in the electric chair.

Thomas Edison Biography

Thomas Edison Biography

Author: Estela Kunimitsu

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798746335517

Category:

Page: 64

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In his 84 years, Thomas Edison acquired a record number of 1,093 patents (singly or jointly). He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and early versions of the electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. This book is the true story of Thomas Edison. You may discover: - Explanations of Edison's most important breakthroughs, written in accessible layman's language. - The founding of Menlo Park, one of the world's greatest laboratories. - The true story of Edison's rivalry with Tesla. - Edison's pioneering role in discovering the health effects of tobacco. - The surprising history of the electric chair and the electrocution of Topsy the elephant. - Edison's friendship with Henry Ford - and the trouble it led him into. - Edison's role in World War I.

Edison vs. Tesla

Edison vs. Tesla

Author: Joel Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510718777

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison’s inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device. Edison vs. Tesla examines their quest to talk to the dead. It reveals:Edison’s little-known near-death experience formed his theory that animate life forms don’t die, but rather change the nature of their composition. It is this foundational belief that drove him to proceed with the spirit phone.Tesla monitored Edison’s paranormal work, with both men racing to create a device that picked up the frequencies of discarnate spirits, what today is called EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).Both men were way ahead of their time, delving into artificial intelligence and robotics.Although mystery and lore surround the details of the last decade of Edison’s life, many skeptics have denied the existence of the mysterious spirit phone. The authors have researched both Edison’s and Tesla’s journals, as well as contemporary articles and interviews with the inventors to confirm that tests were actually done with this device. They also have the full cooperation of the Charles Edison fund, affording them access to rare photos and graphics to support their text. Edison vs. Tesla sheds light on this weird invention and demonstrates the rivalry that drove both men to new discoveries.

Who Was Nikola Tesla?

Who Was Nikola Tesla?

Author: Jim Gigliotti

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524790134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 428

Get ready for the electrifying biography of Nikola Tesla--part creative genius, part mad scientist, and 100% innovator. When Nikola Tesla arrived in the United States in 1884, he didn't have much money, but he did have a letter of introduction to renowned inventor Thomas Edison. The working relationship between the two men was short lived, though, and the two scientist-inventors became harsh competitors. One of the most influential scientists of all time, Nikola Tesla is celebrated for his experiments in electricity, X-rays, remote controls, and wireless communications. His invention of the Tesla coil was instrumental in the development of radio technology.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 9781520779157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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Nikola Tesla was a major figure in the world in which he lived. As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, it was Tesla who would contribute to some of the world's most amazing inventions. It was Tesla's theories, patents, and experiments that would pave the way for the digital, wireless world we are so familiar with today. Tesla didn't enjoy the high honors bestowed on so many of his contemporaries, yet he enjoyed the power of knowing that it was his inventions that were powering the world, literally. Inside you will read about... ✓ Early Life ✓ Alternating Current and the Induction Motor ✓ Patents, Radio and X-rays ✓ Wardenclyffe Years ✓ Personal Life ✓ Later Years ✓ 10 Things You Never Knew About Nikola Tesla And much more! This book will take you through the life of Nikola Tesla. From his humble beginnings in Croatia to all he would accomplish as a citizen of the United States, Tesla shows how his imagination fueled his creativity and brought his inventions to life. See Nikola Tesla for what he truly was; an extraordinary visionary who sparked the world.

Tesla Vs Edison

Tesla Vs Edison

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785833781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 267

Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time assistant and life-long arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current electricity. Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago under artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla's AC current. 120 years ago, they were billed as the 'Twin Wizards of Electricity', here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King- Edison or Tesla?