The Resource Lightning: : a Novel, (ebook)

Lightning: : a Novel, (ebook)

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Lightning: : a Novel
Title
Lightning:
Title remainder
a Novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time, Lightning is a captivating tale of one man's curious fascination with the marvels of science. Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty-eight to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long-lasting rivalry. After his discovery of alternating current, Gregor quickly begins to astound the world with his other brilliant inventions, including everything from radio, radar, and wireless communication to cellular technology, remote control, and the electron microscope. Echenoz gradually reveals the eccentric inner world of a solitary man who holds a rare gift for imagining devices well before they come into existence. Gregor is a recluse-an odd and enigmatic intellect who avoids women and instead prefers spending hours a day courting pigeons in Central Park. Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Echenoz once again demonstrates his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist as he vividly captures the life of an isolated genius. A beautifully crafted portrait of a man who prefers the company of lightning in the Colorado desert to that of other human beings, Lightning is a dazzling new work from one of the world's leading contemporary authors
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Echenoz, Jean
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Coverdale, Linda
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  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Electrical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Europeans
  • Inventions
  • Electrical engineering
Target audience
adult
Label
Lightning: : a Novel, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595587527
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11832667
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832667
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MWT11832667
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lightning: : a Novel, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595587527
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11832667
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11832667
System control number
MWT11832667
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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