Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World
Illustrated By: Oliver Dominguez
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Illustrated By: Oliver Dominguez
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Discover the amazing story of the man who harnessed the invisible forces of alternating currents and lit up the World's Fair in Chicago! Beautifully illustrated, this story touches upon the life of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, from his birth and early years dreaming of invisible energy, through his rivalry with Thomas Edison, and his discovery that alternating currents can harness energy and turn it into electricity. Without the discovery of AC we would be without cellphones, x-rays, remote controls and more! Includes Scientific Notes and a Bibliography in the back.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 0763658553
ISBN-13: 9780763658557
Ages: 7-10

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Publisher's Description

Move over, Thomas Edison! Nikola Tesla takes the spotlight in a biography of the man who pioneered modern electrical engineering — and changed the course of history.

When a Serbian boy named Nikola Tesla was three, he stroked his cat and was enchanted by the electrical sparks. By the time he was a teenager, he had made a vow: Someday I will turn the power of Niagara Falls into electricity. Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current to light up the Chicago World’s Fair to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio — all resulted from Nikola Tesla’s inventions. Established biographer Elizabeth Rusch sheds light on this extraordinary figure, while fine artist Oliver Dominguez brings his life and inventions to vivid color.
Back matter includes additional information about Tesla, scientific notes and explanations, source notes, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading.

Author Bio

Elizabeth Rusch is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for children, including the picture book biography For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Oliver Dominguez works as a freelance editorial illustrator and is the illustrator of Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud that Changed Baseball by David A. Kelly. He lives in Fort Myers, Florida.

Editorial Reviews

Rusch combines noteworthy vocabulary with engaging writing to produce a comprehensive yet compelling biography students will enjoy.
—Library Media Connection

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