Tesla: Master of Lightning

Metrobooks, 2001 - 184 Seiten
This is the story of a genius -- the enigmatic Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) and his vast contribution to science. Years in the making, this thoroughly researched volume presents important new materials: archival documents and photographs; excerpts from Tesla's writings, lectures, and diaries; selections from his correspondence (some previously unpublished). By placing Tesla's patents and inventions in historical context, the book documents how aspects of television, X-rays, satellite transmission, and advance defense systems such as the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) were foreshadowed in Tesla's work. Tesla: Master of Lightning illuminates the life and grand scientific achievements of this eccentric wizard, many of whose revolutionary ideas are still coming to fruition today.
-- More than 250 black-and-white and duotone images create an invaluable visual record of the man and his times, vividly showcasing Tesla's inventions and working methods, and portray the high society and legendary figures who alternatively embraced and spurned him
-- More than thirty informative sidebars help to explain the science and engineering underlying Tesla's vision -- hydroelectric power, electromagnetic induction, polyphase systems, and much more.

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Tesla by by Margaret Cheney; (4 1/2*) Genius is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot & most of the time we are just talking about someone who is a bit smarter than the rest of us. But ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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How could Margaret Cheney (Tesla : Man Out Of Time) and Robert Uth (Tesla : Master Of Lightning) improve upon their past individual works (a book and documentary video, respectively)? By combining ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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