Tesla

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ISBN: 9781400846559
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Number of pages: 520
Author: W. Bernard Carlson
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Tesla in PDF and EPUB 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.


Nikola Tesla

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ISBN: 3959720076
Release Date: 2016-11-07
Number of pages: 500
Author: W. Bernard Carlson
Publisher:

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Elon Musk

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ISBN: 9783862487233
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Number of pages: 384
Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

Download and read online Elon Musk in PDF and EPUB Elon Musk ist der da Vinci des 21. Jahrhunderts. Seine Firmengründungen lesen sich wie das Who's who der zukunftsträchtigsten Unternehmen der Welt. Alles, was dieser Mann anfasst, scheint zu Gold zu werden. Mit PayPal revolutionierte er das Zahlen im Internet, mit Tesla schreckte er die Autoindustrie auf und sein Raumfahrtunternehmen SpaceX ist aktuell das weltweit einzige Unternehmen, das ein Raumschiff mit großer Nutzlast wieder auf die Erde zurückbringen kann. Dies ist die persönliche Geschichte hinter einem der größten Unternehmer seit Thomas Edison, Henry Ford oder Howard Hughes. Das Buch erzählt seinen kometenhaften Aufstieg von seiner Flucht aus Südafrika mit 17 Jahren bis heute. Elon Musk gilt als der »Real Iron Man" – in Anlehnung an einen der erfolgreichsten Comichelden der Welt. Es ist die gleichsam inspirierende, persönliche und spannende Geschichte eines der erfolgreichsten Querdenker der Welt. In einem Umfang wie noch kein Journalist zuvor hatte Ashlee Vance für diese Biografie exklusiven und direkten Zugang zu Elon Musk, seinem familiären Umfeld und persönlichen Freunden. Mit 16 Seiten exklusiven und persönlichen Bildern aus Elon Musks persönlichem Fotoalbum.


Hymne

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ISBN: 3932564626
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 111
Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher:

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My Inventions Nikola Tesla s Autobiography

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ISBN: 9781312382824
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Number of pages: 100
Author: Nikola Tesla
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online My Inventions Nikola Tesla s Autobiography in PDF and EPUB My Inventions Nikola Tesla's Autobiography At the age of 63 Tesla the story of his life. First published in 1919 in the Electrical Experimenter magazine Table of Contents I.My Early Life II.My First Efforts At Invention III.My Later Endeavors IV.The Discovery of the Tesla Coil and Transformer V.The Magnifying Transmitter VI.The Art of Telautomatics Nikola Tesla (Serbian Cyrillic:


A More Prosaic Light

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ISBN: 9781329569072
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Number of pages: 332
Author: Daniel Weeks
Publisher: Lulu.com

Download and read online A More Prosaic Light in PDF and EPUB The essays from the pen of Daniel Weeks in A More Prosaic Light range from social and political commentary to literary criticism and reminiscences about the literary and cultural scene on the Jersey Shore. Weeks tackles topics as diverse as Hollywood movies, middle school jitters, Thanksgiving, the dying fishing industry in New Jersey, Edison's phonograph, heat waves, the great Englishtown Auction, Romantic poetry, and the elusive American Dream. Weeks's literary essays also range widely from the poets of the British canon-Coleridge, Keats, and Yeats-to American moderns and contemporaries-Amiri Baraka, Charles Olson, Robert Pinsky, and Louise Gluck. The essays and reviews here are interspersed with Weeks's reminiscences of his encounters with various writers, which provide an entertaining inside view of the literary scene on the Jersey Shore during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries."


Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft das Netzwerk des Leugnens

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ISBN: 9783527412112
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Number of pages: 389
Author: Erik M. Conway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft das Netzwerk des Leugnens in PDF and EPUB Ein ganz realer Thriller: Wie skrupellose Lobbyisten seriöse Forscher diffamierten und gezielt Falschinformationen in lancierten Medienkampagnen global verbreiteten. Der Plot ist hollywoodreif, die Geschichte so skandalträchtig wie bestürzend Eine Handvoll Forscher leugnet, manipuliert und diskreditiert anerkannte wissenschaftliche Tatsachen wie den Klimawandel oder den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Rauchen und gesundheitlichen Risiken. Doch Die Machiavellis der Wissenschaft (im Original Merchants of Doubt) ist kein fiktiver Roman, sondern berichtet von der Realität. In den USA sorgte das Buch von Naomi Oreskes und Erik M. Conway für Furore und wurde zum Bestseller. Kein Wunder, die Geschichte, die sie erzählen, ist schließlich unglaublich – es ist die Geschichte über den Kampf gegen Fakten und über den Handel mit dem Zweifel, über die Manipulation der Medien und die Diffamierung Einzelner. Und sie geht uns alle an. Schließlich lehnten die USA als einzige Industrienation die Ratifizierung des Kyoto–Protokolls ab und verhinderten so wichtige Schritte des Klimaschutzes. Ein Lehrstück über die Macht der Industrielobby und ihre Handlanger aus Politik und Wissenschaft und ein Lehrstück darüber, wie erschreckend einfach es möglich ist, mit unlauteren Absichten selbst seriöse Medien zu beeinflussen und mit nachweislich falschen Informationen zu »füttern«.


Wizard

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ISBN: 9780806535562
Release Date: 1998-05-01
Number of pages: 576
Author: Marc Seifer
Publisher: Citadel

Download and read online Wizard in PDF and EPUB “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.”--NEW SCIENTIST “Marc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century...mak[ing] us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived....[A] masterpiece.”--NELSON DEMILLE “The author presents much new material...[and] bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources....Underneath the layers of hero worship, the core of Seifer's book is a serious piece of scholarship.” --Ronald Kline, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN “Seifer has done a remarkable job going through all the Tesla manuscripts...ferret[ing] out hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in which he traces out Tesla's public image [and] offers a reasonable reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world...Seifer has significantly advanced our understanding of Tesla.”--Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, for ISIS “It is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the world as the most authoritative of all the Tesla researchers.”--J.W. McGINNIS, President, International Tesla Society “Far and away the best job among Tesla biographies.”--Jeffrey D. Kooistra, INFINITE ENERGY “Wizard is...utterly absorbing with chapters charting all stages of Tesla's life...Seifer treats his prodigious subject with sympathy and realism.”--NEXUS “Wizard...presents a much more accurate...picture of Tesla.... [It] is thorough, informative, entertaining and a valuable addition to electrotechnological history, past and future.”--ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES “In modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like Wizard.”--THE NEW YORK TIMES


McKinley Murder and the Pan American Exposition

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ISBN: 9781476625911
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Number of pages: 300
Author: Roger Pickenpaugh
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online McKinley Murder and the Pan American Exposition in PDF and EPUB On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley held a public reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. In the receiving line, holding a gun concealed by a handkerchief, was Leon Czolgosz, a young man with anarchist leanings. When he reached McKinley, Czolgosz fired two shots, one of which would prove fatal. The backdrop of the assassination was among the largest of many world's fairs held in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Exposition celebrated American progress, highlighting the new technology electricity. Over 100,000 light bulbs outlined the Exposition's building--on display inside were the latest inventions utilizing the new power source. This new treatment of the McKinley assassination is the first to focus on the compelling story of the Exposition: its labor and construction challenges; the garish Midway; the fight for inclusion of an accurate African-American display to offset racist elements of the Midway; and the impressive exhibit halls.


Exil im Krieg 1939 1945

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ISBN: 9783847006312
Release Date: 2016-08-15
Number of pages: 224
Author: Hiltrud Häntzschel
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Download and read online Exil im Krieg 1939 1945 in PDF and EPUB Mit dem Beginn des Zweiten Weltkriegs setzte für die aus dem nationalsozialistischen Machtbereich Geflüchteten eine neue Phase der Bedrohung ein. In den Ländern, die ihnen bislang Schutz gewährt hatten, wurden sie nun zu »feindlichen Ausländern«.Die Beiträge diskutieren unterschiedliche Handlungs- und Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten für einen Neuanfang in der gewaltsam veränderten Lebenssituation. Sie zeigen zahlreiche Versuche Exilierter, mit publizistischen, künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Mitteln über die faschistische Politik und die NS-Verbrechen aufzuklären, auf Seiten der Alliierten zu kämpfen und sich an den Diskursen um die Neuordnung einer zukünftigen Welt zu beteiligen. Zudem plädieren sie – auch aus aktuellem Anlass – für einen Perspektivenwechsel: Flüchtlinge dürfen nicht als hilflose Opfer stigmatisiert werden.


Tesla For Beginners

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ISBN: 9781939994493
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Number of pages: 176
Author: Robert I. Sutherland-Cohen
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

Download and read online Tesla For Beginners in PDF and EPUB The father of modern-day electricity and considered by some to be the ultimate “mad scientist,” Nikola Tesla filed nearly 300 patents in his lifetime. Many of these patents resulted in functioning inventions; others were little more than wide-eyed dreams—or still await possible development. Tesla For Beginners examines the man behind the alternating current and wireless technologies who traveled from Serbia by steamship to arrive in the United States with only four cents in his pocket. It was in the early 1880s, at the tail end of the Industrial Revolution and the beginning of the Second Industrial Revolution, that America beckoned him. Nikola Tesla—a poet of invention—left behind a vast and intriguing legacy. He was a scientist, physicist, mathematician, electrical engineer, and extensively published author who spent his last decades scraping for funding for celestial projects and living out his final days in penurious solitude with a pigeon.


The TESLA revolution

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ISBN: 9789048531967
Release Date: 2017-04-05
Number of pages:
Author: Rembrandt Koppelaar
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

Download and read online The TESLA revolution in PDF and EPUB We burnt our oil supplies up so fast that the era of cheap oil is over. Finally there is a widespread recognition for the need to move to a post-fossil fuel age. Yet promises of too cheap to meter nuclear, household power stations, the hydrogen economy, or abundant bio-based fuels, all remain dreams. Is there still hope that humanity can bring about a renewable energy revolution? Or will fossil fuels remain the driving force behind energy expansion and global politics? The Tesla Revolution will help to understand the future direction of our energy systems. In tracing rapid technological advances in batteries and solar technologies, energy flows in economies, geopolitical repercussions and the political decisions present and missing to bring an energy revolution ever closer. A picture emerges of a transition that in our lifespans will reshape economies, global power relations, and even affect day to day lives and values.


Science and Technology in World History

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ISBN: 9781421417769
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Number of pages: 552
Author: James E. McClellan III
Publisher: JHU Press

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Animal Rights and Welfare A Documentary and Reference Guide

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ISBN: 9781610699433
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Number of pages: 351
Author: Lawrence W. Baker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Animal Rights and Welfare A Documentary and Reference Guide in PDF and EPUB Through the use of primary source documents, readers can learn about key opinions and legislation in the important field of animal rights and welfare—a current and highly relevant topic. • Provides extensive coverage of a variety of topics, ranging from historic events and information to the latest developments in the field of animal rights and welfare • Presents an impartial, balanced representation of various political/moral perspectives on the issues in animals rights and welfare • Offers primary source material—such as the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1959—that enables readers to review the exact text of important legislation • Gives readers the resources to draw their own informed conclusions by providing opposing perspectives on often-polarizing animal rights and welfare issues, such as the morality of using animals for industrial and medical research, restoring wolves to former hunting grounds, and keeping highly intelligent dolphins and Orcas in captivity • Includes supplemental material that provides additional context


Scientists Expertise as Performance

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ISBN: 9781317317227
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 256
Author: Joris Vandendriessche
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Scientists Expertise as Performance in PDF and EPUB The essays in this collection explore our reliance on experts within a historical context and across a wide range of fields, including agriculture, engineering, health sciences and labour management. Contributors argue that experts were highly aware of their audiences and used performance to gain both scientific and popular support.