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The Resource Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes

Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes

Label
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
Title
Empires of light
Title remainder
Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
Statement of responsibility
Jill Jonnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among inventor Thomas Edison, eccentric genius Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder, to bring electricity to the world
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonnes, Jill
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Westinghouse, George
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Westinghouse, George
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrification
  • Electric power
  • Competition
  • Competition
  • Electric power
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrification
  • United States
Label
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of scientific diagrams -- Introduction -- 1. "Morgan's house was lighted up last night" -- 2. "Endeavor to make it useful" -- 3. Thomas Edison : "the wizard of Menlo Park" -- 4. Nikola Tesla : "our Parisian" -- 5. George Westinghouse : "he is ubiquitous" -- 6. Edison declares war -- 7. "Constant danger from sudden death" -- 8. "The horrible experiment" -- 9. 1891 : "fear everywhere of worse to come" -- 10. The World's Fair : "the electrician's ideal city" -- 11. Niagara power : "what a fall of bright-green water!" -- 12. "Yoked to the cataract!" -- 13. Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Photograph credits -- Index
Control code
ocm50670461
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780375507397
Lccn
2002031866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50670461
Label
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of scientific diagrams -- Introduction -- 1. "Morgan's house was lighted up last night" -- 2. "Endeavor to make it useful" -- 3. Thomas Edison : "the wizard of Menlo Park" -- 4. Nikola Tesla : "our Parisian" -- 5. George Westinghouse : "he is ubiquitous" -- 6. Edison declares war -- 7. "Constant danger from sudden death" -- 8. "The horrible experiment" -- 9. 1891 : "fear everywhere of worse to come" -- 10. The World's Fair : "the electrician's ideal city" -- 11. Niagara power : "what a fall of bright-green water!" -- 12. "Yoked to the cataract!" -- 13. Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Photograph credits -- Index
Control code
ocm50670461
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 416 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780375507397
Lccn
2002031866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50670461

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