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Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

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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... continue reading »
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The Unresolved Patents of Nikola Tesla: The Inventions That Tesla Did Not Protect

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The book “The Unresolved Patents of Nikola Tesla” is a logical successor to the work “ The Patents of Nikola Tesla - Towards the Definite Catalog ” by Snezana Sarboh M.Sc, published in 2006 by the Nikola Tesla Museum as two separate editions in Serbian and English. The publication's subtitle - Towards the Definite Catalog - clearly suggests the need for additional research of patent documentation, which would provide further insight into the lifetime's work of this ingenious scientist, engineer and inventor. This new edition is a result of comprehensive expert research carried out by patent... continue reading »
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The Inventor: The Story of Tesla

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The Inventor: The Story of Tesla is a best selling nonfiction graphic novel based on the true story of Nikola Tesla and how he battled Thomas Edison in the epic AC/DC wars so he may bring light and energy to the four corners of the world. Prepare to step into a world where science and magic are cut from the same cloth, where men turn night into day and where lightning strikes not from natures force, but from the fury of great minds. From his journey through his childhood in Serbia to his immigration to America and subsequent revolutionary creations, Tesla was introduced to some of history’s... continue reading »
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Enterprise & Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region

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“Enterprise & Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region” was the subject of the 7th Annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium. This book includes the research presented at the symposium, as well as some supplemental resources that round-out a discussion of the diverse innovations of the region. Developments in invention, commerce, science, flight, tourism, crafts, arts, acting, healing and community building are explored in the chapters of this book. Every idea, attempt, failure and accomplishment was founded on dreams and the anticipation of success. The topic of Enterprise and Innovation... continue reading »
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Lightning: A Novel

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Inspired by the life of Nikola Tesla, often called “the man who invented the twentieth century,” Lightning is an utterly captivating tale of one man's fascination with the marvels of science. Hailed by the Washington Post as “the most distinctive voice of his generation,” novelist Jean Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer who travels from Eastern Europe across the Atlantic to work alongside Thomas Edison. In no time, Gregor begins to astound the world with countless brilliant inventions, including everything from radio, radar, and wireless communication to... continue reading »

Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Tales of Bitter Rivalry That Fueled the Advancement of Science and Technology

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When we consider the Herculean figures on the long road to reason and the contributions they have made to our modern worldview, it is only natural to wonder what drove them, what led them to discover. Indeed, it makes us question the very meaning of discovery itself. In so many ways scientists and the natural philosophers who preceded them have much in common with artists, musicians, writers — creators, forward thinkers and, often, rivals. Rivalry is a reflection of humanity and as human culture has changed, so too has the guise of rivalry. In simpler times, scientists pitted their wits to... continue reading »

Blood & Volts: Edison, Tesla and the Invention of the Electric Chair

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, General Electric (using Thomas Edison's direct current) and Westinghouse (employing Nikola Tesla's groundbreaking alternating current) were locked in combat to determine which would dominate the technological fate of the nation. Electricity was thought to be a highly ambiguous force: both godlike creative power and demonic destroyer of life. Metzger argues that for scientists of the day, as well as the general populace, the electric chair was both harbinger and early pinnacle of modernity, the high altar of the rising cult of progress. In the popular... continue reading »

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