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The Resource Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes

Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes

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Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
Title
Empires of light
Title remainder
Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world
Statement of responsibility
Jill Jonnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MNG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonnes, Jill
Dewey number
621.309 JON
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Westinghouse, George
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrification
  • Electric power
  • Competition
Label
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This work was originally published in hardcover and in slightly different form by Random House, an impirint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. in 2003"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-397) and index
Contents
"Morgan's house was lighted up last night" -- "Endeavor to make it useful" -- Thomas Edison : "The wizard of Menlo Park" -- Nikola Tesla : "Our parisian" -- George Westinghouse : " He is ubiquitous" -- Edison declares war -- "Constant danger from sudden death" -- "The horrible experiment" -- 1891 : "Fear everywhere of worse to come" -- The world's fair : "The electrician's ideal city" -- Niagara power : "What a fall of bright-green water!" -- "Yoked to the cataract!" -- Afterward
Control code
sky218533300
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback ed.
Extent
xiv, 424 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375758843
Lccn
2002031866
Other physical details
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Label
Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, Jill Jonnes
Publication
Note
"This work was originally published in hardcover and in slightly different form by Random House, an impirint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc. in 2003"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-397) and index
Contents
"Morgan's house was lighted up last night" -- "Endeavor to make it useful" -- Thomas Edison : "The wizard of Menlo Park" -- Nikola Tesla : "Our parisian" -- George Westinghouse : " He is ubiquitous" -- Edison declares war -- "Constant danger from sudden death" -- "The horrible experiment" -- 1891 : "Fear everywhere of worse to come" -- The world's fair : "The electrician's ideal city" -- Niagara power : "What a fall of bright-green water!" -- "Yoked to the cataract!" -- Afterward
Control code
sky218533300
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback ed.
Extent
xiv, 424 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375758843
Lccn
2002031866
Other physical details
ill.

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