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.
"The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention." Visionary, pioneer, and eccentric genius, Nikola Tesla was the quintessential scientist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Two of his creations, the induction motor and the Tesla coil, underpin the technology of the modern world. First published as six articles in the Electrical Experimenter magazine, My Inventions tells the story of Tesla's life, from his humble beginnings in Croatia to his migration to the United States, and describes his revolutionary feats of invention and pivotal breakthroughs in the world of engineering. This book takes you on an inspirational journey into one of the world's greatest and most unconventional minds.
Release on 2018-07-19 | by Nikola Tesla,General Press
Author: Nikola Tesla,General Press
Pubpsher: GENERAL PRESS
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nikola Tesla (1857-1943) was a revolutionary Serbian scientist who forever changed the scientific fields of electricity and magnetism. 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. His dream of wireless communication came to pass in both the radio and eventually the cell phone. Yet his story remains widely unknown. History buffs, science enthusiasts, backyard inventors, and anyone who has ever dared to dream big will find the life of Nikola Tesla, written in his own words, engaging, informative, and humorous in its eccentricity.
In 1919 Nikola Tesla had his autobiography published in The Electrical Experimenter (Hugo Gernsback's magazine). The entire text was divided into 6 parts and published in February, March, April, May, June and October. Hugo Gernsback wrote an intro to every part and an extra article "Nikola Tesla The Man" that is more about Tesla's appearance. I reckon this article is a very valuable addition for anyone who would like to know Nikola Tesla. Today the text of Tesla's autobiography can be obtained from many sources, but none of them - as far as I know - include Gernsback's intro's and article, nor most of the illustrations. Also, most sources provide a slightly modified text. In most cases these modifications are insignificant, but to get a good feel of Tesla and his time, I believe the only way to do so is to read the original text in the exact same form as it was published in 1919.So here it is, the original text in the original spelling with the original headers, commentaries and illustrations. This is as close as one can get to meeting Nikola Tesla.
A useful notebook for inventors in a convenient size of 5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.32 cm) dimensions. Portable paperback, suitable for briefcases, sports bags or backpacks. My Inventions Notebook has 100 blank lined white pages, perfect bound with a glossy cover. A great gift for every occasion.
The autobiography of Paul Eisler, recounting his invention and pioneering of the printed circuit in the midst of the blitz on London during World War II. It ranges from a fascinating behind-the scenes report of how the invention was used during the war to an examination of the patent system itself and the evolutionary process from idea to product.