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The Resource War of the currents : Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla, by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

War of the currents : Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla, by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Label
War of the currents : Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla
Title
War of the currents
Title remainder
Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla
Statement of responsibility
by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy people had electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had use more dangerous lighting, such as gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be the first to supply electricity to more Americans. The early providers would set the standards'and reap great profits. Inventor Thomas Edison already had a leading role in the industry: he had invented the first reliable electrical lightbulb. By 1882 his Edison Electric Light Company was distributing electricity using a system called direct current, or DC. But an inventor named Nikola Tesla challenged Edison. Tesla believed that an alternating current'or AC'system would be better. With an AC system, one power station could deliver electricity across many miles, compared to only about one mile for DC. Each inventor had his backers. Business tycoon George Westinghouse put his money behind Tesla and built AC power stations. Meanwhile, Edison and his DC backers said that AC could easily electrocute people. Edison believed this risk would sway public opinion toward DC power. The battle over which system would become standard became known as the War of the Currents. This exciting book tells the story of that war, the people who fought it, and the ways in which both kinds of electric power changed the world
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino
Dewey number
333.793/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK1001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Scientific rivalries and scandals
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Electrification
  • Electric currents, Alternating
  • Electric currents, Direct
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Electric currents, Alternating
  • Electric currents, Direct
  • Electrification
Target audience
juvenile
Label
War of the currents : Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla, by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lighting the White City -- Thomas Edison: DC champion -- Nikola Tesla: the challenge of AC -- Enter George Westinghouse -- Rivalry becomes war -- Water and light -- AC and DC in a changing world
Control code
816500222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467701402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 400933
  • 3c6a75f4-b011-4004-9047-8577d27e9b34
Publisher number
EB00270147
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816500222
Label
War of the currents : Thomas Edison vs. Nikola Tesla, by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lighting the White City -- Thomas Edison: DC champion -- Nikola Tesla: the challenge of AC -- Enter George Westinghouse -- Rivalry becomes war -- Water and light -- AC and DC in a changing world
Control code
816500222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467701402
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 400933
  • 3c6a75f4-b011-4004-9047-8577d27e9b34
Publisher number
EB00270147
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816500222

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