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The Resource Nikola Tesla for kids : his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities, Amy M. O'Quinn

Nikola Tesla for kids : his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities, Amy M. O'Quinn

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Nikola Tesla for kids : his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities
Title
Nikola Tesla for kids
Title remainder
his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities
Statement of responsibility
Amy M. O'Quinn
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nikola Tesla was a physicist, scientist, electrical engineer, and world-renowned inventor whose accomplishments faded into oblivion after his death in 1943. He was omitted from most history books, while his colleagues and competitors (including Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi) and their successes are still remembered and celebrated. Tesla was undeniably eccentric and compulsive; some considered him to be somewhat of a "mad" scientist. But in reality, he was a visionary. Many of his ideas and inventions that were deemed impossible during his lifetime have since become reality. He was the first to successfully use rotating magnetic fields to create an AC (alternating current) electrical power supply system and induction motor. He is now acknowledged to have invented the radio, ahead of Marconi. Among other things, he developed the Tesla coil, an oscillator, generators, fluorescent tubes, neon lights, and a small remote-controlled boat. He helped design the world's first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls. Nikola Tesla for Kids is the story of Nikola Tesla's life and ideas, complete with a time line, 21 hands-on activities, and additional resources to better understand his many accomplishments, as well as the inventions that still amaze and benefit us today."--
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Biography type
individual biography
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O'Quinn, Amy M
Dewey number
  • 621.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 9+
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
For kids
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Serbian American inventors
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Serbian American inventors
  • Electrical engineers
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Nikola Tesla for kids : his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities, Amy M. O'Quinn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 129) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Electrified beginnings -- Moving to America -- Roadblocks and victories -- From waterfalls to Wardenclyffe -- Trials, successes, and sadness -- Through the years: 1914-1931 -- Quiet departures
Control code
2018056856
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9780912777214
Lccn
2018056856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1061074353
Label
Nikola Tesla for kids : his life, ideas, and inventions, with 21 activities, Amy M. O'Quinn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 129) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Electrified beginnings -- Moving to America -- Roadblocks and victories -- From waterfalls to Wardenclyffe -- Trials, successes, and sadness -- Through the years: 1914-1931 -- Quiet departures
Control code
2018056856
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 134 pages
Isbn
9780912777214
Lccn
2018056856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1061074353

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