Joined by Fate: Intertwined Biographies: Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla, 1st Edition

  • Samantha Green
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766098230
  • ISBN-13: 9780766098237
  • DDC: 621.3092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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For much of the world, turning on electricity is as easy as flipping a switch, but that wasn't always the case. At the end of the nineteenth century, two geniuses competed to change the world: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. In the War of Currents, they fought to shape the world with their electrical systems. Without Edison and Tesla, we might not have the lightbulb, the radio, affordable electricity, and movies. This book examines the lives of these two inventors, their dizzying array of creations, and a professional rivalry that began the moment they met each other.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: The Wizard of Menlo Park.
2: The Genius Who Never Sleeps.
3: The Electricity Wars Begin.
4: War of Currents.
5: Tesla and Edison Face Off.
6: Lighting Up the World.
7: The Three Essentials.
8: Tesla's Vision.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.