Tesla: Man Out of Time by Margaret CheneyIn this “informative and delightful” (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors.
In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth centurys greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field -- the basis of most alternating-current machinery -- but also introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted, unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array of compulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionary experimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men as diverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of society beauties.
From Teslas childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in New York in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that radically altered -- and continue to alter -- the world in which we live. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science.
How To Say Tesla
How To Pronounce Nikola Tesla
I say Tesla using a soft "S" with maybe a hint of Z. My wife says its Tesla with a hard "S". I am like Red Sage, clearly saying tess-la but to hear Elon say it there is definite "z" in there. Dialect variants. It's an Apple, which has bunches of alternate keyboards installable under a menu item.
So who’s right?
What's in a name? Elon Musk says he had to buy his company's name--and tells Lesley Stahl how he pronounces "Tesla. I never thought about it. I can't," she says twice before allowing Musk a chance to respond. Contrary to popular belief, the company we know as Tesla was not originally founded by Elon Musk. Eberhard and Tarpenning received funding from various sources, including Musk, who later became chief executive of the company. It's well known that the inspiration for the company's name comes from Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla, best known for his contributions to the modern use of electricity.