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Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up The World (2013)

by Elizabeth Rusch(Favorite Author)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
0763658553 (ISBN13: 9780763658557)
Candlewick Press
review 1: This story of Nikola Tesla is inspiring. His life shared is accessible for young children (third grade and up) and will be interesting for older ones, too. The early curiosity, the persistence he showed to realize the ideas that he worked out in his head amaze. From an early age, he noticed the electricity in lightning bolts, then when he petted his cat. Later, he built a wheel with a stick pushed through a hole in its middle, and watched a small waterfall spin the wheel without stopping. Years later, the energy of Niagara Falls would be harnessed from that same idea, this time producing electricity for millions. The story includes the conflict with Thomas Edison, so well known for many inventions, but it is Tesla that gave us alternating current. Rusch included many expla... morenations in the extensive back-matter, including how AC works, the way Niagara was harnessed, etc. The full page illustrations show the history and background well from Tesla’s youth to adulthood.
review 2: 'Electrical Wizard' is a great introduction to Tesla's life and inventions for anyone interested in learning more about the man behind the machines. The story follows Tesla from childhood through the successful implementation of the AC generators at Niagara Falls, and (perhaps my favorite part) Rusch also includes a brief appendix at the end that helps explain the basic science behind some of the discoveries and inventions mentioned earlier. less
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I really like the way Nikola Tesla thinks because its actually really useful!!!
A good introduction for children (and adults) to Nikola Tesla.
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