The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation (Paperback)
About the Author
Christopher Cooper is an acknowledged expert on energy and environmental policy. He holds a JD in energy law from Vermont Law School and a master's degree in communication from the University of Miami. Former Senior Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Cooper has traveled the globe analyzing the most effective methods of harnessing the sun's energy—from solar towers in South Korea to massive photovoltaic arrays in Mongolia's Gobi Desert. He writes about the history of science and technology, with an emphasis on the adoption of electricity innovations. Among his other books are The Governance of Energy Megaprojects and Our Sun: Biography of a Star.
"Tesla is an enigmatic figure whose life and achievements appeal to historians, engineers, scientists, and many others, and this volume will touch them all in different ways. Everyone from new readers to Tesla historians are sure to find something of interest here." —Library Journal
"His (Christopher Cooper) premise is that every scientific luminary, not just Newton, sees farther by standing on the shoulders of giants. Much of the text recounts not only the stories of Tesla's inventions, but also of the discoveries and developments of earlier researchers on whose work Tesla's is based. It tells, too, of some who tried to pirate Tesla's inventions and claim them as their own." —Mechanical Engineering