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 with artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla’s AC current. 120 years ago, the two men were billed as the ‘Twin Wizards of Electricity. Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two geniuses to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King—Edison or Tesla? Chapters include: The Wizard of Menlo Park; Westinghouse Versus Edison; The War of Currents; Wireless Transmission of Power; Inventing a New World; Tesla Against the World; more. A fascinating and visual deluxe hardback book! A fascinating and visual deluxe hardback book! Published at $29.95, our price only $19.95!
TESLA VS EDISON: The Life-Long Feud That Electrified the World By Nigel Cawthorne. 192 Pages. 8x10 Hardback. Illustrated. All Color. References. Index.