My Inventions

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782379760587

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 68

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" The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature to human needs. This is the difficult task of the inventor who is often misunderstood and unrewarded. But he finds ample compensation in the pleasing exercises of his powers and in the knowledge of being one of that exceptionally privileged class without whom the race would have long ago perished in the bitter struggle against pitiless elements. Speaking for myself, I have already had more than my full measure of this exquisite enjoyment, so much that for many years my life was little short of continuous rapture. I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labor, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers. Every effort under compulsion demands a sacrifice of life-energy. I never paid such a price. On the contrary, I have thrived on my thoughts..." N. T.

Refugee of 1989

Author: Anatoly Rozenblat

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496915895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 552

View: 9496

The main goal to this book is put the idea of author to show that any person in extreme living conditions of financial and moral character always must stay by the HUMAN BEING; And besides in base of this book by author was underlined the essential principle that advantageously the education ,classical music, art and contact with Nature make the relations between people more humane and loyal to each other to any society; Author of this book ,as the witness of Soviet-Jewish immigration thinks that degree of complexity of any emigration submits to exponential distribution with function in view of f(x)=e -x,i.e with beginning process immigration the complexity has maximum and the end- minimum values.

Nikola Tesla

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756540860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 58

View: 5694

A biography of Nikola Tesla, physicist, inventor, and electrical engineer.


Author: Marc Seifer

Publisher: Citadel

ISBN: 0806535563

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 9123

“The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century…fascinating.”—Scientific American 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, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla’s creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls. This essential biography is illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including the July 20, 1931, Time magazine cover for an issue celebrating the inventor’s career. “A deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science--likely to become the definitive biography. Highly recommended.”--American Association for the Advancement of Science “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.” --Publishers Weekly Starred Review “[Wizard] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole....I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist.” --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS “[Along with A Beautiful Mind] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly disturbed.”--WALL STREET JOURNAL “Wizard is a compelling tale presenting a teeming, vivid world of science, technology, culture and human lives.”-


Author: W. Bernard Carlson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 516

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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 end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.

The Truth About Tesla

Author: Christopher Cooper

Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA

ISBN: 0760363706

Category: Science

Page: 215

View: 2638

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 repeat the familiar account of Tesla's life, including his invention of alternating current, his falling out with Edison, how he lost billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his fight to prove that Marconi stole 13 of his patents to "invent" radio. But, what really happened? Consider this: Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Newly uncovered information proves that the popular account of Tesla's life is itself very flawed. In The Truth About Tesla, Christopher Cooper sets out to prove that the conventional story not only oversimplifies history, it denies credit to some of the true inventors behind many of the groundbreaking technologies now attributed to Tesla and perpetuates a misunderstanding about the process of innovation itself. Are you positive that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone? Are you sure the Wright Brothers were the first in flight? Think again! With a provocative foreward by Tesla biographer Marc. J. Seifer, The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of some of the greatest electrical inventions to a coterie of colorful characters that conventional history has all but forgotten.

God's Hand Has Always Been Upon Me

Author: Dewey Chapman

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1639619828

Category: Religion

Page: 442

View: 5257

In this book, I am sharing a great deal of my life. You will read of many instances of God's protection in my life. This book gives readers a chance to understand that no matter what they are going through, God knows and cares for them and is able to supply all of their needs. ! --Dewey Chapman From many exciting adventures of a small southwest Virginia boy growing up in an age before computers and computer games were invented to a grown man with a deep love for God, this book is a true account of the life of a southwest Virginia man from a young child to an adult. Come join in on many fun childhood adventures all the way to several life-threatening experiences as the boy grows into a man.

Who Built That

Author: Michelle Malkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501130838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8032

Conservative journalist Malkin provides an eclectic journey of American capitalism, from the colonial period to the Industrial Age to the present, spotlighting little-known "tinkerpreneurs" who achieved their dreams of doing well by doing good. Learn how Paul Revere became America's first tech titan, how famous patent holders Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain championed the nation's unique system of intellectual property rights, and more.

Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 149010139X

Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 6665

Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ferritins. The editors have built Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ferritins in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Iron-Binding Proteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Creative Teaching

Author: James P. Downing

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563084767

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 5591

This text contains a variety of workable techniques that seek to improve teaching skills. Some 75 activities, that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them, are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls.