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All About Tesla [Kindle Edition]

Michael Krause

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Book Description

Biography of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). Tesla's life is like a thriller about science, money, and power. He invented the AC (Alternating Current) system and the radio. His world-wide wireless system anticipated our modern global communications network, like the Internet. Tesla is a character of worldwide significance worth to be rediscovered as the inventor of modern times. The book "All About Tesla" tells the story of his life and analyses his impact on the development of our modern world. Tesla’s life story is told as a fascinating mix of ingenious inventiveness and narcissistic hubris against the background of the emerging modern world. He is one of the masterminds of the modern age and the visionary of an ecological energy concept for the 21st century. His influence until today is gigantic!

The author separates facts from fables and presents a full picture of the life and times of Nikola Tesla. (FAZ)
Genius and narcissistic hubris close together. (Technology review)
Rediscovery of a genius. (hugendubel)

Table of contents
Introduction: Tesla, the man, his life, and his legacy
At midnight: Tesla’s birth, his ancestry | The Tesla family in Smiljan
The accident: Death of Dane, Nikola’s brother
Chapter: About Serbian history
Wondering about the world: Tesla’s early years | From Gospić to Karlovac and Graz (1862-1875)
The Tesla method | Tesla psychology: Who was he? |Tesla’s self-dramatization
School-leaving exam (Matura) | Nikola the priest |Tesla the soldier
The sun is the model – The alternating current system
Graz 1875-1878 | Tesla, the gambler
The discovery of the alternating current system in Budapest
Tivadar Puskás - a short history of the European telephone
Chapter: To Paris and New York
The recommendation: Charles Batchelor | Compagnie Edison Électrique
Swinging Paris | Problems in Strasbourg: Re-wiring a train station
The first AC motor | Tesla’s cerebral cinema | Tesla’s ‘automatic’ method
Chapter: New ideas for a new world
The Edison Machine Works | Thomas Edison | The beginning of the ‘electric world’
Edison’s central stations | Bye-bye Edison | The gilded age, an era
Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Company | Tesla Electric Company
George Westinghouse | The transformer | William Stanley and the first AC system
The rotating magnetic field | Tesla’s ‘New York Lecture’
Chapter: The War of Currents
Who invented it: Ferraris or Tesla? | Deptford - the most modern power station in the world | George Westinghouse and the Tesla Electric Company
The contract with Westinghouse | Tesla in Pittsburgh | The ‘death current’
Tesla’s high-frequency currents | The Tesla coil
Chapter: The War of Currents II
Tesla’s triumphs | Energy flashes through the ether | The magician of Paris
Farewell to home | Triumph in Belgrade, trouble in Bonn
J.P. Morgan | Henry Villard | General Electric | The Panic of 1893
AC worldwide | Tesla invents the radio | Chicago city lights
Chapter: Conqueror of the world
Worldwide fame | Worldwide crisis | Buffalo and Niagara | Tesla superstar
Luka and Mrs. Filipov Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
The ether | High Society | Nikola Tesla Company | German capital for Niagara
Chapter: Life goes on
Cathedrals of power | Swami Vivekananda | Friends in High Places | JJ Astor
X-rays | Tesla at Niagara | Tesla Radio vs. Radio Marconi |The submarine robot
Chapter: Tesla’s ‘world system’
Coals trademark ‘Tesla’ | Tesla needs money | Hotel Astoria
Colorado Springs 1899-1900
Tesla’s magnifying transmitter | The discovery of standing waves
Peacock Alley | The increase of human energy | 1, 2, 3 … MARS | Radiant energy
A match made in heaven
Chapter: Wardenclyffe – World Wide Wireless
The tycoon boards ship | The new technology |The ‘Tesla Works’ at Wardenclyffe
McKinley shot – Marconi wins battle
Tesla’s Power Tower | Wardenclyffe is lost
Taking the bull by the horns
Chapter: Fighting for Wardenclyffe
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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4819 KB
  • Publisher: rich and famous publishing Berlin, Michael Krause (14 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HE7Z84
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,289,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid account of the emergence of the electrical age! 13 Nov. 2011
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I started to read Michael Krause's book with the intention of finding out more about Nikola Tesla. However I came away with so much more than that. This book is a great read, providing you with a first row seat to Tesla's fascinating life as a pop star scientist with all its multiple twists and turns. It is comprehensive in that it gives you a detailed overview of his accomplishments, spiced up with an account of society life of that time, while we also get an insight into his character and his flaws, explaining why today he doesn't have the status he deserves. But apart from this amazing account, to me, the most important thing about this book, and why I think everyone should read it, is that it is a journey through the emergence of the electrical age. Through the person of Tesla, a vivid picture is being drawn of a time that in its excitement and modernity is so similar to the birth of the digital age we are experiencing now. It puts our day and age in a much needed perspective. Even more so, because our current developments were not only envisioned by Tesla, but can be traced back directly to him. The book is like a play in which the main character continuously struggles between visionary brilliance and bad business sense, in the meantime veering between being utterly adored and deeply ridiculed, all the while being responsible for the foundations of modern society, yet not being recognized as such. A true tragedy indeed and an enlightening read!
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it was an okay read learned some things
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