Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla

Average: 4.1 (7 votes)
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, Wizard is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Born in a Croatian village, Tesla was educated at the Polytechnic School in Graz, Austria, and the University of Prague before he emigrated to the United States in 1884. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon... continue reading »

The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation

Average: 4 (20 votes)
Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for his work or stole his patents outright. In recent years, the historical record has been "corrected" and Tesla has been restored to his rightful place among historical luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Gugliemo Marconi. Most biographies... continue reading »
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Tesla's Signal

Average: 3.7 (12 votes)
The Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is the developer of the alternating current electrical system which the world has used for over 100 years. Thus, he can rightly be called “the father of the industrial age.” And yet until recently, his name was virtually invisible. When I first learned his story, it seemed so incredible that I said “this is a science fiction story that practically writes itself!” Tesla's Signal is a work of fiction. While the first few chapters are loosely based on real events in Tesla's life, my portrayal of Tesla's thoughts, character and unusual... continue reading »
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Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

Average: 3.6 (19 votes)
Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the... continue reading »
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Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity

Average: 3.5 (10 votes)
The catalog of the exhibition Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity which commemorated the 150th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth.
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Nikola Tesla: Memorandum Book On The Occasion of His 80th Birthday

Average: 3.4 (7 votes)
A collection of articles and letters related to Tesla and his 80th birthday. Articles in Serbian, French, German, Russian and English with several photographs.
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The Unresolved Patents of Nikola Tesla: The Inventions That Tesla Did Not Protect

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)
The book “The Unresolved Patents of Nikola Tesla” is a logical successor to the work “ The Patents of Nikola Tesla - Towards the Definite Catalog ” by Snezana Sarboh M.Sc, published in 2006 by the Nikola Tesla Museum as two separate editions in Serbian and English. The publication's subtitle - Towards the Definite Catalog - clearly suggests the need for additional research of patent documentation, which would provide further insight into the lifetime's work of this ingenious scientist, engineer and inventor. This new edition is a result of comprehensive expert research carried out by patent... continue reading »
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The Inventor: The Story of Tesla

Average: 3.1 (12 votes)
The Inventor: The Story of Tesla is a best selling nonfiction graphic novel based on the true story of Nikola Tesla and how he battled Thomas Edison in the epic AC/DC wars so he may bring light and energy to the four corners of the world. Prepare to step into a world where science and magic are cut from the same cloth, where men turn night into day and where lightning strikes not from natures force, but from the fury of great minds. From his journey through his childhood in Serbia to his immigration to America and subsequent revolutionary creations, Tesla was introduced to some of history’s... continue reading »
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Enterprise & Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
“Enterprise & Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region” was the subject of the 7th Annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium. This book includes the research presented at the symposium, as well as some supplemental resources that round-out a discussion of the diverse innovations of the region. Developments in invention, commerce, science, flight, tourism, crafts, arts, acting, healing and community building are explored in the chapters of this book. Every idea, attempt, failure and accomplishment was founded on dreams and the anticipation of success. The topic of Enterprise and Innovation... continue reading »
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Lightning: A Novel

Average: 2.8 (9 votes)
Inspired by the life of Nikola Tesla, often called “the man who invented the twentieth century,” Lightning is an utterly captivating tale of one man's fascination with the marvels of science. Hailed by the Washington Post as “the most distinctive voice of his generation,” novelist Jean Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer who travels from Eastern Europe across the Atlantic to work alongside Thomas Edison. In no time, Gregor begins to astound the world with countless brilliant inventions, including everything from radio, radar, and wireless communication to... continue reading »