The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

with Special References to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508017174

Category: Science

Page: 104

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The Problem of Increasing Human Energy is a classic work by legendary inventor Nikola Tesla.Illustrations and a table of contents are included.

The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365834832

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 639

NIKOLA TESLA was a gifted electrical and mechanical engineer, and was one of the most influential inventors of the last century. Eventually holding over 700 patents, Tesla worked in a number of fields, including electricity, robotics, radar, and the wireless transmission of energy. His discoveries laid the groundwork for many of the twentieth century’s greatest technological advances. This book contains Tesla’s philosophical ideas on humanity’s relationship with the universe, and also his explanation of technological aspects of his work. His ideas on the wireless transmission of energy are discussed. First published in Century Illustrated Magazine in June 1900, this text is yet another example of the genius of Nikola Tesla.

My Inventions

And Other Writings

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486807215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 127

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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 Tesla Papers

Author: Nikola Tesla,David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813862

Category: Science

Page: 224

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All Tesla's important and ground-breaking papers gathered together in one handy volume.

Senses of Vibration

A History of the Pleasure and Pain of Sound

Author: Shelley Trower

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441148639

Category: Music

Page: 214

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A pioneering study of the phenomenon of vibration and its history and reception through culture.

The True Wireless

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518309895

Category: Science

Page: 22

View: 1931

Paphos Publishers offers a wide catalog of rare classic titles, published for a new generation. The True Wireless is a short piece by Tesla, including illustrations.

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Author: Richard Munson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635457

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Tesla’s inventions transformed our world, and his visions have continued to inspire great minds for generations. Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. When his first breakthrough—alternating current, the basis of the electric grid—pitted him against Thomas Edison’s direct-current empire, Tesla’s superior technology prevailed. Unfortunately, he had little business sense and could not capitalize on this success. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent, longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology. Although penniless during his later years, he never stopped imagining. In the early 1900s, he designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications. His ideas have lived on to shape the modern economy. Who was this genius? Drawing on letters, technical notebooks, and other primary sources, Munson pieces together the magnificently bizarre personal life and mental habits of the enigmatic inventor. Born during a lightning storm at midnight, Tesla died alone in a New York City hotel. He was an acute germaphobe who never shook hands and required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. Strikingly handsome and impeccably dressed, he spoke eight languages and could recite entire books from memory. Yet Tesla’s most famous inventions were not the product of fastidiousness or linear thought but of a mind fueled by both the humanities and sciences: he conceived the induction motor while walking through a park and reciting Goethe’s Faust. Tesla worked tirelessly to offer electric power to the world, to introduce automatons that would reduce life’s drudgery, and to develop machines that might one day abolish war. His story is a reminder that technology can transcend the marketplace and that profit is not the only motivation for invention. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla’s remarkable life.

Geothermal Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment

Author: William E. Glassley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420075713

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 2011

Historically, cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly, use of geothermal energy has been limited to areas where obvious surface features pointed to the presence of a shallow local heat source, such as hot springs and volcanoes. However, recent technological advances have dramatically expanded the range and size of viable resources, especially for applications such as modular power generation, home heating, and other applications that can use heat directly. These recent developments have greatly expanded opportunities for utilizing geothermal energy. Reflecting current interest in alternative energy, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment explores where geothermal energy comes from and how to find it, how it can be accessed, successful applications, and improvements for future uses. The author reviews the background, theory, power generation, applications, strengths, weaknesses, and practical techniques for implementing geothermal energy projects. He stresses the links between acquisition and consumption and the environment. Packed with real world case studies and practical implementation steps, the book covers geosciences principles, exploration concepts and methods, drilling operations and techniques, equipment needs, and economic and environmental topics. Each chapter includes an annotated list of key sources that provide useful information beyond that contained in the text. The minor environmental impacts caused by geothermal energy gives it the potential to play an important role in the transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable fuels. Successful deployment, however, requires that the resource be matched to the application being developed. Rigorously covering all aspects of geothermal energy, this book provides up-to-date scientific information that can be used to discern applications and regions best suited for geothermal energy. Author William E. Glassley was recently interviewed on The Kathleen Show about using geothermal energy to heat and cool our homes.

Electrical Oscillators

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518305555

Category: Science

Page: 14

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Paphos Publishers offers a wide catalog of rare classic titles, published for a new generation. Electrical Oscillators is an illustrated overview of many oscillators.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

The Essential Tesla

A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers, Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequenc

Author: Nikola Tesla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934451823

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 8656

Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. His writings have fascinated readers for more than a century. No one has had a greater impact on the world as we know it than Tesla. Without his ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to. Collected here are Tesla's most important works including A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers; Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination; The Problem of Increasing Human Energy; and The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla. This is the Tesla book you've been waiting for: with more than 50 figures this books truly is essential. Get all 4 of these Tesla books in one binding for the same price you would expect to pay for just one of them.