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The Resource Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes

Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes

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Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
Title
Empires of light
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Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
Statement of responsibility
Jill Jonnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the close of the nineteenth century, three visionaries strove to establish mastery over the electrification of America. Within this endeavor lay the promise of vast fortunes, but what was really at stake was the chance for one of these men to make his mark on history."--P. [4] of cover
Summary
A chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among inventor Thomas Edison, eccentric genius Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder, to bring electricity to the world
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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189905
Cataloging source
MNG
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1952-
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Jonnes, Jill
Dewey number
621.309 JON
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrification
  • Electric power
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Westinghouse, George
  • Competition
Target audience
adult
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Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
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Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes
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Publication
Note
"This work was originally published in hardcover and in slightly different form by Random House, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. in 2003"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-397) and index
Control code
ocm66123604
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback ed.
Extent
xiv, 424 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375758843
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2002031866
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)66123604
Label
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes
Publication
Note
"This work was originally published in hardcover and in slightly different form by Random House, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. in 2003"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-397) and index
Control code
ocm66123604
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback ed.
Extent
xiv, 424 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375758843
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
2002031866
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)66123604

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