The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century - Forgotten Genius of Electricity - Robert Lomas Reviews
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Newest Review: ... sub-stations, pylons, transformers and cables and all of the other equipment now in use. In his experiments he had shown that ... more
... it was possible to harness the earth's electro-magnetic field to transmit AC power through the atmosphere. Suitable receiving equipment could be used to capture this transmitted power in the home. The promise really was of free electrical power for all. Of course this scheme attracted the attention of the American electricity supply industry, already an extremely powerful force thanks to the work Tesla had done in making AC power a practical proposition - in the process of making them powerful he had, of cours...more
This pop-biography of Nikola Tesla - 'forgotten genius of electricity' - aims to remind us of one of the modern world's great inventors. Contrary to what the author believes, Tesla has not been forgotten by everybody but electrical engineers. Tesla's name also has a special places in the hearts of conspiracy theorists and alternative historians everywhere. Tesla's long and eventful life had enough material to furnish a dozen conspiracy theories. A vastly intelligent and idealistic man, he was ripped off again and again by the likes of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and JP Morgan. Tesla was the inventor who made AC current the basis of the ...
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