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The Resource Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin

Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin

Label
Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge
Title
Zap!
Title remainder
Nikola Tesla takes charge
Statement of responsibility
Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin
Title variation
Nikola Tesla takes charge
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Growing up in Smiljan, Croatia, Nikola Tesla dreamed about harnessing the power of Niagara Falls. In 1884, he walked down the gangplank into the New York Harbor with four cents in his pocket, a book of poems, a drawing of a flying machine, and a letter of introduction to Thomas Edison, the "electrical wizard" of America. Upon meeting, Edison sent Tesla to fix the SS Oregon as a test and was so astounded that he offered Tesla a job at his factory. Tesla and Edison had different views about electricity; Tesla wanted to develop an alternate current while Edison wanted to stick to the direct current system. Edison offered Tesla a large sum to make his direct current system more efficient, but when the work was done, Edison refused to pay. Tesla quit and when things were looking bleak, he met George Westinghouse, who also thought that alternating current was the way to light up America. He gave Tesla a job and in 1896, Tesla and Westinghouse built a generator at Niagara Falls that was able to send power as far as Buffalo, New York
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Summary
Describes the life and work of inventor Nikola Tesla, with an emphasis on his development of an alternating current electricity supply system.
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
individual biography
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10518596
Cataloging source
NLC
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Kulling, Monica
Dewey number
  • 621.3092
  • 621.3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 0
  • 2
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Slavin, Bill
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True
Series statement
Great idea series
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  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Electrification
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Electrification
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrification
  • Inventors
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
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Nikola Tesla takes charge
Label
Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910394334
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770495227
Lccn
2015941403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910394334
Label
Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910394334
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
32 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781770495227
Lccn
2015941403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910394334

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