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Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla Museum
0766137600
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
1956. Contains lectures, patents and articles by the scientist and inventor who developed the AC current system and contributed greatly to science and humanity. This volume is a collection of documents chosen not only as precious evidence of Tesla's important scientific work, but they also provide a worthy signpost for the present and future generations of inventors of all fields of science and technics. Includes hundreds of diagrams and illustrations. This scarce work has four pages that have portions that are illegible.


Tesla: Master of Lightning
Margaret Cheney
0760710058
October 1999
Hardcover
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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
1557423636
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Originally published in 1919 in Electrical Experimenter magazine, here are Nikola Tesla's reflections on his early years and work.

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Originally published in 1919 in Electrical Experimenter magazine, here are Nikola Tesla's reflections on his early years and work.

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Tesla: Man Out of Time
Margaret Cheney
0880294191
September 1989
Hardcover
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Review
The Sunday Times, London Uncommonly colorful...absorbing. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's 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...


Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Jill Jonnes
0375758844
October 2004
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Jill Jonnes's compelling Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World offers a multi-sided tale of America's turn-of-the-20th-century quest for cheap, reliable electrical power. Along the way, the book profiles key personalities in both the science and industry of electrification and dramatizes the transformation of American society that accompanied the technological revolution. As her sub-title suggests, Jonnes's focus is on the three great personalities behind the building of the electricity industry. But, as she makes clear, the electrification of America was much more than a pathbreaking scientific quest. The genius of such poet-scientists as Nikola Tesla depended on the more finely tuned business skills of George Westinghouse and the towering capital of J.P. Morgan to achieve...


The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla
0932813194
Aug 1993
Paperback
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Tesla: Man Out of Time
Margaret Cheney
0743215362
January 2001
Paperback
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Review
Discover A dramatic and poignant portrait.
American ScientistExcellent...a significant contribution to the recent history of science...informative and delightful to read.
Publishers WeeklyWell documented, sympathetic, and engaging.
ChoiceCheney's excellent biography of one of the most idiosyncratic and truly enigmatic "scientists" is both comprehensive and well written...very warmly recommended.
The Sunday Times, LondonUncommonly colorful...absorbing.

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The Sunday Times, London Uncommonly colorful...absorbing.

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Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla
Thomas Commerford Martin
1564597113
Apr 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
1894. Probably the most comprehensive book about Tesla's work and fully illustrated!

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Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla
Marc J. Seifer
0806519606
January 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age. Based largely on firsthand documents including Tesla's writings, his patents and those of competitors, it credits the Croatian-born Serb, who moved to New York in 1884, with the invention of the induction motor, long-distance electrical power distribution, fluorescent and neon lights, the first true radio tube and remote control, besides making vital contributions to the technology underlying television, wireless communication, robotics, lasers, the facsimile machine and particle-beam weaponry anticipating the space-based "Star Wars" defensive shield. Though often depicted as a recluse, flamboyant nouveau-riche Tesla...


Nikola Tesla: A Spark of Genius
Carol Dommermuth-Costa
0822549204
October 1994
Library Binding
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9?Many readers may have heard of the Tesla coil, but few understand what it is or know much about its inventor. This book partially fills that void in that it tells the story of the man's life, but it makes little attempt to explain his multitudes of inventions, which are basic to the use of alternating current and wireless transmission. He was a complex character?genius, showman, neurotic, recluse, and always more interested in giving the world cheap energy than in collecting on his patents?which may explain why we usually credit Marconi rather than Tesla with the invention of the radio. His internal complexity leads to some confusion in the text, but the result is far preferable to the paucity of information elsewhere. Good-quality, black-and-white photographs appear throughout.?Margaret Chatham,...


Nikola Tesla
Morrison Colladay
1564597385
Apr 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Nikola Tesla: Incredible Scientist, and article from the American Mercury, June 59; Illustrations of patents; Tesla stamps; Articles and pictures from the book Lightning in His Hands; Bibliography of books and articles on Tesla; Prodigal Genius.

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Nikola Tesla and the Taming of Electricity
Lisa J. Aldrich
193179846X
May 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9–Beginning with her subject's boyhood in Croatia, Aldrich makes good use of the drama in the scientist's life to craft a very readable story. She covers his great inventions, such as early remote controls, radio, and alternating current equipment, technology that forms the basis for all electrical service in the world today. Although at one point Tesla was owed millions by Westinghouse, he voided the contract when the company was in financial trouble and died a pauper. Few know that after his death, the Supreme Court revoked the patent for radio given to Marconi and awarded it to Tesla instead. Readers learn about the genius's quirky personality and unusual obsessions, such as his fascination with pigeons and his abhorrence of germs. Some passages read like pulp science fiction, as Tesla works...


In Search of Nikola Tesla
F. David Peat
1853981176
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a completely revised and redesigned edition of the cult classic, with a new introduction by Alaksandar Marincic, former head of the Tesla Museum, a new chapter, and a selection of intriguing photographs of the eccentric genius and his work in search of the holy grail of electricity -- the transmission of power without loss. This is a completely revised and redesigned edition of the cult classic, with a new introduction by Alaksandar Marincic, former head of the Tesla Museum, a new chapter, and a selection of intriguing photographs of the eccentric genius and his work in search of the holy grail of electricity -- the transmission of power without loss.

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Born in a suburb of Liverpool, England, just before the Second World War, David Peat remembers...


Nikola Tesla: Lectures: Patents: Articles
Nikola Tesla
0787304042
September 1996
Paperback
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Tesla: The Modern Sorcerer
Daniel Blair Stewart
1883319919
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
With more than 100 patents, electrical engineer Nikola Tesla rivaled Thomas Edison as one of our greatest scientists. This biography, notable for its anecdotal detail and extensive dialogue from original documents, reflects the author's thorough research. Often overlooked as a subject of study in primary schools, Tesla was a leader in electrical innovation whose inventions include the induction motor, alternating-current power transmission, and the radio.

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