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Nikola Tesla and the Electrical Future


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A new biography of electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in the history of science.

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Iwan Rhys Morus is professor of history at Aberystwyth University. He graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and completed his doctorate there in the history and philosophy of science. He has published widely on the history of science. Recent publications include Michael Faraday and the Electrical Century (Icon Books, 2017) and the Oxford Illustrated History of Science.


[This] crisply succinct, beautifully synthesized study brings to life Tesla, his achievements and failures...and the hopeful thrum of an era before world wars. -- Nature
There have been other Tesla biographies, but this is the one I have been waiting for ... Tesla, he shows us, was - like his one-time boss and rival Thomas Edison - inventing nothing less than the electrified future. -- Philip Ball, author of Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen
Clear and engaging ... a pleasure to read * Physics Today *

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