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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla (with special introduction by the Editor) [Kindle Edition]

Nikola Tesla , Andras Nagy (editor)
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Book Description

This book is based on articles written by Tesla and published in the ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER magazine, February-June and October, 1919 issues.
Tesla was born to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire near the town of Gospić, in the territory of modern-day Croatia.
Tesla went on to study electrical engineering at the Austrian Polytechnic in Graz (1875). While there, he studied the uses of alternating current.In 1880, he moved to Budapest to work under Tivadar Puskás in a telegraph company, the National Telephone Company. In 1882 he moved to Paris, to work as an engineer for the Continental Edison Company, designing improvements to electric equipment brought overseas from Edison's ideas. According to his autobiography, in the same year he conceived the induction motor and began developing various devices that use rotating magnetic fields for which he received patents in 1888.On 6 June 1884, Tesla first arrived in the United States, in New York City with little besides a letter of recommendation from Charles Batchelor.
In 1886, Tesla formed his own company, Tesla Electric Light & Manufacturing. The initial financial investors disagreed with Tesla on his plan for an alternating current motor and eventually relieved him of his duties at the company. Tesla worked in New York as a laborer from 1886 to 1887 to feed himself and raise capital for his next project.

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A new edition of the original work, with a comprehensive introduction and notes. The book includes all Tesla's original illustrations.

About the Author

Nikola Tesla (1856 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor. This work helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution. Born an ethnic Serb in the village of Smiljan, in the Austrian Empire, Tesla was a subject of the Austrian Empire by birth and later became an American citizen. Because of his 1894 demonstration of wireless communication through radio and as the eventual victor in the "War of Currents", he was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers who worked in America. He pioneered modern electrical engineering and many of his discoveries were of groundbreaking importance. In the United States during this time, Tesla's fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. Tesla demonstrated wireless energy transfer to power electronic devices as early as 1893, and aspired to intercontinental wireless transmission of industrial power in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project. Because of his eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist by many late in his life. Tesla never put much focus on his finances and died with little funds at the age of 86, alone in the two room hotel suite in which he lived, in New York City. The International System of Units unit measuring magnetic field B. In addition to his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, Tesla contributed in varying degrees to the establishment of robotics, remote control, radar, and computer science, and to the expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and theoretical physics.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 226 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ancient Wisdom Publications (28 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W48LAG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This book, despite it's slight stature contains a compilation of insightful autobiographical articles about Nikola Tesla. Everything from his very childhood days, through to his Long Island experiments is covered here. You won't get much technical information, but neither will you care, as Tesla was such an engaging writer. The style is like Dickens in many ways, common for the time, with humour weaved into sad stories and grand revelations.
This is surely an essential part of any library of Tesla science.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikola Teslas Autobiography 21 April 2013
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I think Nikola's story is trustworthy, because he gives an honest impression. He does not hesitate to talk about situations we others might find difficult to speak about.
His life is somewhat like a fairy tale, but I get the impression that he is for real. He has made lasting impressions on our world, concerning electricity. Things we now take for granted, were novelties in his time. He made major contributions concerning the distribution of electric energy, the radio, electric motors running on alternating current.
He also had great visions for humanity that all people could have their needs of energy covered, wherever on our planet, whether rich or poor. Money was not an issue for him, more a means to an end, but not an end in it's self.
There are many things to think about after reading this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A very short account of some of the obscure and not-so-obscure episodes in Tesla's life. Here he speaks of the revealing 'white flashes' that would guide him to build an A.C. motor and even save him from being washed over a waterfall as a child.

Light from a technology point of view but contains some of Tesla's rather telling opinions of some people i.e. Marconi and Morgan.

You should be able to finish this in a day and as a consequence be able to recite a lot more Tesla trivia as a reward.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too short! 22 Mar. 2009
Nice introduction to Tesla, but really too short. If you want more bang for your bucks, I would advise "Wizard: Life and Times of Nikola Tesla". It is much more detailed and just as easy to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Should be compulsory in schools. 29 May 2013
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I wish I had found this book a long time ago, Tesla is an inspiration.

They should be using this in schools, it's an easy read (until it gets to the nitty gritty of invention, which went over my head - because I don't understand it, not because it isn't explained well!) and the first few chapters were truly inspiring and I think young minds would really benefit from his words.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive 14 Oct. 2009
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I have read various books and articles on Tesla and am glad they approach his genius in different ways. I found this interesting and comprehensive, doesn't need to be long.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be a geek and learn 19 Oct. 2012
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Nikola Tesla contributed immensely to the development of the uses of electricity. His coils have merited books in their own right. Lots of books have been written about him. It is better by far to see this major figure in his own words.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 27 Sept. 2013
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Tesla was a genius When you look at his life and inventions he ought to be better known than he is. the modern world could have been so different if governments had taken up his ideas
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always a interesting read when it comes to tesla
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Published 8 months ago by Rajiv Trivedi
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Genius, suffered greatly.
A short but good book, it explains Tesla inventions and how his mind worked. A good intro to this genius, he brought electricity to the world, from water falls at Niagara and died... Read more
Published 10 months ago by PYak1967
5.0 out of 5 stars Tesla by himself.
A brilliant glimpse into the mind of a true genius. Great book.
Published 10 months ago by Dr V. N. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars The Mr likes it
Bought it for my boyfriend for his birthday and he seems to like it! Tesla is a pretty cool dude.
Published 16 months ago by SMS
2.0 out of 5 stars Autobiography???
From a man of such great intellect, I really did expect a lot more. I hope that he does not come back to haunt me (as he does to Odd Thomas in "Odd Apocalypse" by Dean... Read more
Published on 11 July 2013 by John Bookworm
3.0 out of 5 stars An inflated ego
Interesting to learn how Tesla looked on himself but after a while quite booring. A lot is about himself and not so much about his inventions as i had expected.
Published on 4 Feb. 2013 by Lars Sandström
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