Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
ISBN: 0806539968
EAN13: 9780806539966
Language: English
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Wizard] brings the many complex facets of Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole.... I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist. --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS Along with A Beautiful Mind] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly disturbed. --WALL STREET JOURNAL Wizard is a compelling tale presenting a teeming, vivid world of science, technology, culture and human lives. --NEW SCIENTIST Marc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century... mak ing] us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived. . . . A] masterpiece. --NELSON DEMILLE The author presents much new material... and] bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources.... Underneath the layers of hero worship, the core of Seifer's book is a serious piece of scholarship. --Ronald Kline, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Seifer has done a remarkable job going through all the Tesla manuscripts... ferret ing] out hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in which he traces out Tesla's public image and] offers a reasonable reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world. . . . Seifer has significantly advanced our understanding of Tesla. --Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, for ISIS It is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the world as the most authoritative of all the Tesla researchers. --J.W. McGINNIS, President, International Tesla Society Far and away the best job among Tesla biographies. --Jeffrey D. Kooistra, INFINITE ENERGY Wizard is ... utterly absorbing with chapters charting all stages of Tesla's life.... Seifer treats his prodigious subject with sympathy and realism. --NEXUS Wizard... presents a much more accurate... picture of Tesla.... It] is thorough, informative, entertaining and a valuable addition to electrotechnological history, past and future. --ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES In modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like Wizard. --THE NEW YORK TIMES Here is a deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science. Indeed, it is likely to become the definitive biography of the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla. .... Highly recommended. --AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE