Known as the father of modern electricity, Nikola Tesla's work
transformed the world. The scientist and engineer was devoted to
discovery, registering over 700 patents in his lifetime.
From X-ray to radar, to the Tesla Coil, radio and remote control, this
illustrated biography reveals the development of Tesla's key theories
and inventions, shining a light on the personal and professional lives of
an eccentric man who, ultimately, led a life of solitude and penury
despite contributing so much to modern civilization. Illustrated with rare
and beautifully reproduced documents and photographs from his
personal archives, Tesla is a comprehensive portrait of an everquestioning
Dr Richard Gunderman is John A. Campbell Professor of Radiology at Indiana University, US. He is the author of 10 books, including X-ray Vision (OUP, 2013) and We Come to Life with Those We Serve (Indiana University, 2017). Dr Gunderman is also Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies.