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Pages: 56
Publisher: Metascience Productions
Year: 2001
ISBN: 156649169X
ISBN: 978-1566491693

Nikola Tesla: The Man Who Harnessed Niagara Falls (Buy Now)
KeyWords: Tesla

Marc J. Seifer
Delightfil book for young readers. If you go to Goat Island at Niagara Falls, you will see a statue of Nikola Tesla inventor of the AC polyphase system, the electrical power system put in 100 years ago at Niagara Falls which is essentially unchanged today. I wrote this book to explain to young readers and adults alike Tesla\'s precise role in the development of this great invention. Before this invention, electrical energy could only be transported about one mile and then only for lighting homes. Afterwards, electricity could be transported hundreds of miles, and not just for lighting, but also for running household appliances and industrial machinery in factories. In addition, unlike the polluting coal operating electrical plants of that day, Tesla\'s invention was a clean energy creation using a renewable source of power. Before Tesla\'s creation, all major factories had to be located by rivers and powerful streams. Now they could be located everywhere. For these reasons, Tesla was honored by LIFE MAGAZINE by being listed as one of the 100 most important individuals of the last 1,000 years. Tesla received the Edison Medal in 1917, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize in the 1930\'s and he was further honored by the world when in 1956, the electrical unit the \"tesla\" was named after him. (MRI\'s measure in \"tesla\" units.) Thus he could stand beside such other electrical giants as Ampere, Watt and Volta. The end chapter contains an outline of my doctoral dissertation which was a treatise on why Tesla\'s name disappeared from the history books. THE MAN WHO HARNESSED NIAGARA FALLS is beautifully illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings from Tesla\'s heyday, the turn of the century, and it also contains a photograph of the Goat Island statue designed by sculptor Franko Krisnic which was given to the people of New York by the people of Yugoslavia in 1976. You\'ve read about Harry Potter, now read about a real live WIZARD! - Amazon