Tesla by Margaret Cheney audiobook

Tesla: Man out of Time

By Margaret Cheney
Read by Arthur Morey and Cassandra Campbell

Simon & Schuster Audio 9780848821371
13.57 Hours 1
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In Tesla: Man out ofTime, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one ofthe twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman byhis enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Teslawas, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing,sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoreticalprecedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field—the basis ofmost alternating-current machinery—but also introduced us to the fundamentalsof robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted,unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array ofcompulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionaryexperimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men asdiverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of societybeauties. From Tesla’s childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in NewYork in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles alifetime of discoveries that radically altered—and continue to alter—the worldin which we live. Tesla: Man out of Timeis an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and athoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behindthe science.

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In Tesla: Man out ofTime, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one ofthe twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman byhis enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Teslawas, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing,sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoreticalprecedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field—the basis ofmost alternating-current machinery—but also introduced us to the fundamentalsof robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted,unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array ofcompulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionaryexperimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men asdiverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of societybeauties.

From Tesla’s childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in NewYork in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles alifetime of discoveries that radically altered—and continue to alter—the worldin which we live. Tesla: Man out of Timeis an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and athoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behindthe science.

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Author Bio: Margaret Cheney

Author Bio: Margaret Cheney

Margaret Cheney is a biographer of unusual versatility. In addition to her two major studies of Tesla (most recently Tesla: Master of Lightning, with Robert Uth), she has written Midnight at Mabel’s, a biography of the great cabaret singer and song stylist Mabel Mercer. Cheney is also the author of Meanwhile Farm and Why: The Serial Killer in America. She lives in California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 13.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English