Tesla

Author: Margaret Cheney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451674864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8644


In this “informative and delightful” (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors. 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 and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array of compulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionary experimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men as diverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of society beauties. From Tesla's childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in New York in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that radically altered -- and continue to alter -- the world in which we live. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science.

Nikola Tesla

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756540860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9590


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

The Tesla Bequest

Author: Lewis Perdue

Publisher: Lewis Perdue

ISBN: 9780523420271

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 1869


An ex-navy pilot and a beautiful woman are the only two people who can stop a secret society and its ultimate weapon, a lethal eight-headed serpent, from achieving world domination

100 Statements about Tesla

Author: Christian Seeding

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458927932

Category:

Page: 44

View: 8849


In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Tesla: Man Out of Time." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Out of the Bottomless Pit

Author: S.N. Strutt

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782223258

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 8543


This Book about the paranormal is well worth the read & is indeed very intriguing. Once you start to read it you can’t put the book down as the topics are so interesting and the documentations are extremely thorough. — From Joseph Candel (Author and writer of current events) Hang on to your hats and get ready for the “read of your life”, as you have your basic suppositions about your existence on earth challenged. This book will definitely “rock your boat” and expand your thinking about future events. — Paul Theo (PhD) (Author, writer & educator) “It was so enthralling that I simply couldn’t put it down”… — Joanna S. (Editor) A compelling and fascinating collaboration of both unusual and unexplainable happenings as well as the sinister plans underlying them. — John B. A “Survivor’s Guide” in a world of confusion. The historical facts & well researched details from varied, informative sources challenge our basic assumptions about the truths that we think we know. — Allan Trenholm (Author of Journey to Tricon) This Book about the paranormal is well worth the read & is indeed very intriguing. Once you start to read it you can’t put the book down as the topics are so interesting and the documentations are extremely thorough. — From Joseph Candel (Author and writer of current events) Hang on to your hats and get ready for the “read of your life”, as you have your basic suppositions about your existence on earth challenged. This book will definitely “rock your boat” and expand your thinking about future events. — Paul Theo (PhD) (Author, writer & educator) “It was so enthralling that I simply couldn’t put it down”… — Joanna S. (Editor) A compelling and fascinating collaboration of both unusual and unexplainable happenings as well as the sinister plans underlying them. — John B. A “Survivor’s Guide” in a world of confusion. The historical facts & well researched details from varied, informative sources challenge our basic assumptions about the truths that we think we know. — Allan Trenholm (Author of Journey to Tricon)

Nikola Tesla

Author: Carol Dommermuth-Costa

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822549208

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 8380


Recounts the life and accomplishments of the Croatian-born engineer who developed alternating-current technology and invented the radio

Neurosphere

Author: Donald P. Dulchinos

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609257125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 6725


According to Donald Dulchinos, the real action on the Internet isn't in the realm of commerce. It is, plain and simple, in the realm of religion. But not exactly that old-time religion. This book is about the spiritual impact of our increasing ability to communicate quickly and with enhanced evolution. It's about our search for meaning, our hunger for a glimpse at humanity's future development in which ”frighteningly or excitingly,”the trend is clearly toward increasing integration of telecommunications and information technology with the body itself. Electronic prosthetics, direct neural implants, and the brain's control of electronic and mechanical limbs move the boundary that used to exist between human and machine to some undefined frontier inside our bodies, our brains, and, perhaps, our minds. "And, if the electronics inside my brain connect directly with the electronics inside your brain, how is it meaningful to speak as though we are not part of one, larger entity?" Dulchinos writes. Another way of saying this might be that everything that rises must converge. Or, we are all part of God. Or, we are all moving toward living in the field, sharing Group Mind. Dulchinos traces ideas of evolution, anthropology, biology, and theology, all of which point toward a betterment, a unity, and argues cogently that these ideas find their embodiment in the technology of the World Wide Web. Neurosphere or God or Group Mind, call it what you will, is about technology and the mechanics of unity. Although other books on new technology and new consciousness touch on many of the ideas in Neurosphere, none do so in quite such a straightforward, logical way. Dulchinos has a way of telling personal stories that make the technical accessible to the dreamer, the spiritual comprehensible to the skeptic, and the future of body technology less fear-inducing to everyone.

Edison’s Concrete Piano

Author: Judy Wearing

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 1554905516

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 1863


Not even geniuses get it right the first time . . . An “entertaining” look at the failures of great inventors (Booklist). To achieve great things, you have to be willing to take risks—and as Edison’s Concrete Piano reveals, some of the most famous names in history experienced plenty of flops and face-plants in the course of their careers. Thomas Edison, for example, not only revolutionized the world with the light bulb, but also designed a concrete piano, a nonoperational helicopter made from box kites and piano wire, and a machine to speak to the dead. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, actually devoted most of his time to his sheep farm in Nova Scotia—devising a multi-nippled sheep somewhere along the way. You’ll also read about Leonardo da Vinci’s walk-on-water shoes, George Washington Carver’s miracle peanut cure, and much more. The ludicrous ideas, faulty designs, and offbeat hobbies in this volume will inspire laughs—and serve as a reminder that even the very best minds make mistakes. “Captivating . . . This book is full of lessons for inventors and non-inventors alike.” —Henry Petroski, author of Success through Failure

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Author: Richard Munson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6061


Tesla’s inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations. Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. When his first breakthrough—alternating current, the basis of the electric grid—pitted him against Thomas Edison’s direct-current empire, Tesla’s superior technology prevailed. Unfortunately, he had little business sense and could not capitalize on this success. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent, longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology. Although penniless during his later years, he never stopped imagining. In the early 1900s, he designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications. His ideas have lived on to shape the modern economy. Who was this genius? Drawing on letters, technical notebooks, and other primary sources, Munson pieces together the magnificently bizarre personal life and mental habits of the enigmatic inventor. Born during a lightning storm at midnight, Tesla died alone in a New York City hotel. He was an acute germaphobe who never shook hands and required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. Strikingly handsome and impeccably dressed, he spoke eight languages and could recite entire books from memory. Yet Tesla’s most famous inventions were not the product of fastidiousness or linear thought but of a mind fueled by both the humanities and sciences: he conceived the induction motor while walking through a park and reciting Goethe’s Faust. Tesla worked tirelessly to offer electric power to the world, to introduce automatons that would reduce life’s drudgery, and to develop machines that might one day abolish war. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla’s remarkable life.