Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world (Candlewick Biographies) by Rusch, Elizabeth

Electrical wizard : how Nikola Tesla lit up the world (Candlewick Biographies)
by Rusch, Elizabeth; illustrated by Dominguez, Oliver


Paperback Candlewick Press, 2015

Price: USD 6.99

Description: 47 pages : color illustrations; 23 cm.
Dewey: 621.3; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 5.3

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Product Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-44). A brief biography of Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla, whose early fascination with electricity caused him to go on to invent alternating current and many devices that helped bring electricity to American households and, eventually, the rest of the world, at the turn of the twentieth century.

From the Publisher
"An engaging volume that will encourage both budding scientists and anyone intrigued by the creative process." -- Kirkus Reviews

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 Falls to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. 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.
Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Candlewick biographies
  • Edition: First edition in this format 2015.
  • Dewey: 621.3
  • Classifications: Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Tracings: Dominguez, Oliver, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-7979-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-7979-8
  • Follett Number: 0738RVX
  • Reading Level: 5.3
  • Audience: Upper Elementary