My Inventions

And Other Writings

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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One of science's great unsung heroes, Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a prophet of the electronic age. His research laid much of the groundwork for modern electrical and communication systems, and his impressive accomplishments include development of the alternating-current electrical system, radio, the Tesla coil transformer, wireless transmission, and fluorescent lighting. Yet his name and work are only dimly recognized today: Tesla's research was so groundbreaking that many of his contemporaries failed to understand it, and other scientists are unjustly credited for his innovations. The visionary scientist speaks for himself in this volume, originally published in 1919 as a six-part series in Electrical Experimenter magazine. Tesla recounts his boyhood in Croatia, his schooling and work in Europe, his collaboration with Thomas Edison, and his subsequent research. This edition includes the essay "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy: With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy," which anticipates latter-day advances in environmental technology. Written with wit and �lan, this memoir offers fascinating insights into one of the great minds of modern science.

My Inventions and Other Writings and Lectures

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Dover Publications


Category: Electric currents, Alternating

Page: 384

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Includes Tesla's autobiography, My Inventions, and the lengthy philosophical essay "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy: With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy," as well as a series of lectures.

The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

With Special Reference to His Work in Polyphase Currents and High Potential Lighting

Author: Thomas Commerford Martin



Category: Electric currents, Alternating

Page: 496

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More than just descriptions and details, Thomas Martin attempts to explain in layman's terms the science behind Tesla's work. He has also included a short biography.?

The Autobiography, and Other Writings

With Selections from Poor Richard's Almanac and Papers Relating to the Junto

Author: Benjamin Franklin



Category: Education

Page: 312

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The American classic biography that reveals much of the early American history, and other selections that contain the reflections and philosophies of the author.

The Repertory of Patent Inventions

And Other Discoveries and Improvements in Arts, Manufactures and Agriculture; Being a Continuation, on an Enlarged Plan, of the Repertory of Arts & Manufactures




Category: Patents


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