Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla

Average: 3.4 (13 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: 3.8 (30 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: Inventor of the Electrical Age

Average: 3.7 (20 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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Nikola Tesla: Memorandum Book On The Occasion of His 80th Birthday

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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: 4.1 (20 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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Lightning: A Novel

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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 »

Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Tales of Bitter Rivalry That Fueled the Advancement of Science and Technology

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When we consider the Herculean figures on the long road to reason and the contributions they have made to our modern worldview, it is only natural to wonder what drove them, what led them to discover. Indeed, it makes us question the very meaning of discovery itself. In so many ways scientists and the natural philosophers who preceded them have much in common with artists, musicians, writers — creators, forward thinkers and, often, rivals. Rivalry is a reflection of humanity and as human culture has changed, so too has the guise of rivalry. In simpler times, scientists pitted their wits to... continue reading »

Tesla and the Pentagon's Top-secret Projects

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Decisive steps, he went to the far corner of the room where his new silently vibrating contraption. Tesla stopped in front of a large platform, equipped with some strange-looking rocker with massive balls and rockers. Head to one side and swinging from the heels to the toes, the inventor examined the long one of his ingenious “resonant oscillators mechanical vibrations.” Tesla again look inside himself into some unknown depths of space and time, but he shook his head and began to play on his thin lips smile. Inventor remembered a recent test oscillator, which demonstrated its awesome power... continue reading »

The Patents of Nikola Tesla - Toward the Definite Catalog

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In contrast to the renowned Serbian scientists and Tesla's contemporaries Milutin Milanković and Mihajlo Pupin, who had typical scientific careers, and whose innovative opus was contained in their research papers and monographs, Tesla's most important achievements were his inventions, and their specifications and drawings were presented in his patents. However, even on the 150th anniversary of his birth, there is still no definite list of all of his patents. Although Tesla's life and work were the subject of many comprehensive researches, only a small number of them covered his patents... continue reading »