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Tesla-Mania Hits Bookdom

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by Becky.
Categories: Books.

Famous oddball┬áinventor Nikola Tesla has gotten a lot of attention recently (possibly thanks to this viral post from The Oatmeal (heads-up: contains some salty language)). And though he’s long gone, his notoriety keeps growing. Not only has he been played by David Bowie onscreen and found his name attached to some of today’s newest electric cars, but you’ll see “Tesla” in many a new book title as well. Read on:

 

The Accelerati Trilogy, #1, by Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman. After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there.

 

By Elizabeth Rusch. Here is the story of the ambitious young man who brought life-changing ideas to America, despite the obstructive efforts of his hero-turned-rival, Thomas Edison. From using alternating current to light up the Chicago World's Fair to harnessing Niagara to electrify New York City and beyond, Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary ahead of his time. Remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, speedometers, cell phones, even the radio -- all resulted from Nikola Tesla's inventions.

 

Nick and Tesla series, #1, by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith. After moving in with their eccentric uncle, Nick and Tesla encounter strange occurrences in their new neighborhood and build gadgets using simple household objects to help them solve the mysteries.

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