The Man, the Inventor, and the Father of Electricity


By:  Gunderman, Richard

$34.95 Hardback
Order Qty:
Review Order
Carlton Books

Limited ***

7.3 X 9.3 in
160 pg

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology

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 mind.

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.