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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
Creator
Contributor
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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Kulling, Monica
Dewey number
621.3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Slavin, Bill
Series statement
Great idea series
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  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Electrification
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (title page verso)
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770495227
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • 214225
  • 830819
Label
Zap! : Nikola Tesla takes charge, Monica Kulling ; illustrated by Bill Slavin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (title page verso)
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770495227
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • 214225
  • 830819

Library Locations

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      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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