Plenty of biographies glamorise Nikola Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has examined as carefully what, how, and why he invented. This book about Tesla meticulously charts both his accomplishments and his failures.
In it, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity.
This major biography sheds new light on Tesla’s visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.
About the Author: W. Bernard Carlson is professor of science, technology, and society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of history at the University of Virginia. His books include Technology in World History and Innovation as a Social Process: Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric, 1870-1900.
- Learn about the life of Nikola Tesla
- Author: W. Bernard Carlson
- Major biography