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Author : Marc Seifer
ISBN : 9780806535562
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“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
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tesla Wizard At War

Author : Marc Seifer
ISBN : 9780806540986
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this revelatory new book, the author of the award-winning international bestseller Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla delves deeper into the groundbreaking ideas and astonishing mind of one of the greatest geniuses of modern times . . . “In a few years hence, it will be possible for nations to fight without armies, ships or guns, by weapons far more terrible to the destructive action and range of which there is virtually no limit. Any city at any distance whatsoever from the enemy can be destroyed by him and no power on Earth can stop him from doing so.” —Nikola Tesla, circa 1925 Drawing on forty years of research and a treasure trove of new information, Tesla: Wizard at War provides a comprehensive view of Tesla’s discoveries, which continue to influence today’s military technology and diplomatic strategies. One of the world’s leading Tesla experts, Marc J. Seifer offers new insight into the brilliant scientist’s particle beam weapon (aka the “Death Ray”) and explores his military negotiations with pivotal historical figures—including his links to Joseph Stalin, Vannevar Bush, General Andrew McNaughton, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. From Tesla’s role in the origins of Star Wars technology and his dynamic theory of gravity, to the real purpose behind the iconic tower at Wardenclyffe, this is an eye-opening account of Tesla’s projects, passions, and ambitions—and an illuminating, important study of one of history’s most intriguing figures.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nikola Tesla For Kids

Author : Amy O'Quinn
ISBN : 9780912777238
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Nikola Tesla was a physicist, scientist, electrical engineer, and world-renowned inventor whose accomplishments faded into oblivion after his death in 1943. Tesla was undeniably eccentric and compulsive; some considered him to be somewhat of a "mad" scientist. But in reality, he was a visionary. Many of his ideas and inventions that were deemed impossible during his lifetime have since become reality. He was the first to successfully use rotating magnetic fields to create an AC (alternating current) electrical power supply system and induction motor. He is now acknowledged to have invented the radio ahead of Marconi. Among other things, he developed the Tesla coil, an oscillator, generators, fluorescent tubes, neon lights, and a small remote-controlled boat. He helped design the world's first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls. Nikola Tesla for Kids is the story of Nikola Tesla's life and ideas, complete with a time line, 21 hands-on activities, and additional resources to better understand his many accomplishments.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tesla Revolution

Author : Rembrandt Koppelaar
ISBN : 9789048531967
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

Remote Control

Author : Caetlin Benson-Allott
ISBN : 9781628923445
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily lives. Caetlin Benson-Allot looks back on the remote control's material and cultural history to explain how such an innocuous media accessory has changed the way we occupy our houses, interact with our families, and experience the world. From the first wired radio remotes of the 1920s to infrared universal remotes, from the homemade TV controllers to the Apple Remote, remote controls shape our media devices and how we live with them. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fermi S Paradox Cosmology And Life

Author : Michael Bodin
ISBN : 9781490749204
Genre : Science
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In a universe as large as this, it would be surprising if earth was the only inhabited planet. Everything we know about cosmology today, suggested that life should be common. Almost certainly some of that would be similar to ourselves, and would also probably be using radio technology in much the way that we do. We should be able to pick up these signals, with the powerful radio telescopes we have today, and the surprising thing is that after 50 years of continuous listening, we have not yet detected a single one. Fermis paradox relates to this finding, but in its original form, was posed as a question, as to why, in a universe such as this, we have no knowledge of the extraterrestrial life which should be common. Many answers have been proposed, none of them satisfactory, and this book looks at the changes which have taken place since Fermis day, both with respect to the origin and evolution of life, and the advancing trends in modern cosmology, to provide current information from which readers can form their own opinion. The author presents a personal view, which is hypothetical and speculative, but consistent with facts nonetheless.
Category: Science

The Mad Scientist Hall Of Fame

Author : Daniel H. Wilson
ISBN : 9780806535647
Genre : Humor
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Muwahahahaha! Dr. Frankenstein. Marie Curie. Dr. Moreau. Captain Nemo. They're the most fascinating minds of all time--and now a science guru has teamed up with an expert in human psychology to coax them out of their laboratories and onto the analyst's couch. Real and fictional, famous and infamous, crazy and just crazily driven, these brilliant men and women exhibit a list of neuroses almost as impressive as their extraordinary accomplishments. At last, you can explore their early fixations, their ambitions, their successes and failures, and the particular quirks that have granted each induction into the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, including: • Dr. Evil: Megalomaniacal doctor with antisocial personality disorder (and pathological dislike of his own son, Scotty) • Nikola Tesla: Real-life mad scientist with obsessive compulsive disorder (and he talked to aliens) • Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Brilliant doctor gone bad, suffering from multiple personality disorder (and a penchant for strong chemical cocktails) • Lex Luthor: Villain and supergenius with manic mood disorder (and premature baldness) Witty, illuminating, and thoroughly entertaining, this one-of-a-kind book offers irrefutable proof that success, super-intelligence, and a mantelpiece full of Nobel prizes is no guarantee of sanity. Praise for Daniel H. Wilson "Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long have made an exhaustive study of the evil mind. It is complete, pulls no punches, and reveals secrets that have hitherto remained hidden. It is for these reasons that I must liquidate them. Great book!" --Mike Myers, aka Dr. Evil from Austin Powers "Forget about John Connor--it's Daniel H. Wilson who is going to save us from the Terminators." --Forbes on How to Survive a Robot Uprising "A tribute to the far-fetched ideas that often drive progress." --Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, for Where's My Jetpack?
Category: Humor

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Real American Heroes

Author : Brion McClanahan
ISBN : 9781596988064
Genre : Political Science
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As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self–made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller were robber–barons and corporate polluters. Instead of honoring great men from America’s past, kids today now idolize rock stars, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities. In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes, author Brion McClanahan rescues the legendary deeds of the greatest Americans and shows why we ought to venerate heroes like Captain John Smith, adventurer Daniel Boone, General Robert E. Lee and many more. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes not only resuscitates America’s forgotten heroes, but sheds light on the Left’s most cherished figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Kennedys. With biting wit and devastating detail, McClanahan strikes back against the multicultural narrative peddled by liberal historians who make heroes out of pop culture icons and corrupt politicians. In America’s hour of peril, McClanahan’s book is a timely and entertaining call to remember the heritage of this great nation and the heroes who built it.
Category: Political Science

The Truth About Tesla

Author : Christopher Cooper
ISBN : 9781631060304
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Get ready for a shocking account of one of the world's most notable inventors.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Strange Brains And Genius

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020142274
Genre : Psychology
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Presents portraits of eccentric geniuses who have made contributions to science and philosophy, focusing on bizarre behavior, strange beliefs, and obsessive personalities
Category: Psychology

Industrial Revolution

Author : James L. Outman
ISBN : 0787665142
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles twenty-five of the key figures of the Industrial Revolution, including J.P. Morgan, Karl Marx, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and Upton Sinclair.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Encyclopedia Of American Immigration Paper Sons

Author : Carl Leon Bankston
ISBN : 1587656027
Genre : History
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Contains articles that address the diverse demographic, economic, legal, political, and social aspects of immigration in the United States, from the ancestors of Native Americans to the early twenty-first century, with entries arranged alphabetically from "Paper Sons" to "Zadvydas v. Davis"; includes appendixes and indexes.
Category: History

The American Archivist

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ISBN : UOM:39015071393915
Genre : Archives
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Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications."
Category: Archives

Encyclopedia Of World Biography

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ISBN : 0787625558
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.
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Author : Margaret Cheney
ISBN : 0743215362
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the life and career of the eccentric, trailblazing nineteenth-century scientist and inventor, the man who introduced the fundamentals of robotry and computer and missile science and who harnessed the alternating electrical current used today. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design And Construction Guide

Author : Mitch Tilbury
ISBN : 9780071497374
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The only book available to cover the Tesla coil in so much detail The Ultimate Tesla Coil Design and Construction Guide is a one-stop reference covering the theory, design tools, and techniques necessary to create the Tesla coil using modern materials.This unique resource utilizes Excel spreadsheets to perform calculations and SPICE simulation models on the companion website to enhance understanding of coil performance and operating theory.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fate Line

Author : Marc Seifer
ISBN : 1093555335
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Handwriting expert and Holocaust survivor, Jacob Bruno has his life take a fateful turn when asked to restrict testimony on a forgery case, yet swear an oath to God to tell the whole truth. Conflicted, the old graphologist takes on the haughty Judge Wellingham and pays a big price, fined $10,000 and put in jail for contempt of court. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩ In covering this lightning rod case, Modern Times ace reporter, Rudy Styne, expects it to become a cover story, when out of nowhere, a nine-year-old up and coming ice skater and cover-girl darling, Jay Jay Martin, is kidnapped from her home in Bountiful Utah. With a hundred reporters flocking to the state, and Rudy''s court story pushed to the back burner, Rudy requests to join the herd, particularly when it is revealed that there is a ransom note implicating the ice skater''s father, corporate megastar, Skipper Martin. Who else would be best to compare the father''s handwriting to the ransom note than Jacob Bruno? ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩ OUTSIDE READER REVIEWSI have read quite a number of novels but not many are both educational and entertaining as FATE LINE is. Thanks to the inclusion of graphologists, astrologers, palmists and scientists, I learned a lot about these fields.... The plote-line was so cleverly twisted and intrinsic that it was actually impossible for me to put the book down. Melchi Asuma⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩FATE LINE by Marc J. Seifer, is an amazingly complex novel. The author masterfully interweaves many subplots, all of them enthralling and ultimately connected to each other. There are many things I loved about FATE LINE, but the characters are, probably, my favorite. Not a single one of them could be labeled as ordinary. You will meet graphologists, a palm reader, an art expert, a hypnotist and several other fascinating personalities. All of them are well-developed and even the backstories explain their behavior.... The plot is engaging from beginning to end, action-packed and full of twists and turns that will get the reader absolutely hooked. Lunastella ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩ Marc Seifer has constructed a dizzyingly complex tale which involves a love affair between palm reader Max Minkowski, and a young graphologist and Jacob Bruno protégé, Sarah Calloway. This story takes the reader to an incest cult in Utah, to a psychic troupe touring the Northeast and back to New York City where Jacob Bruno is involved in another forgery case that leads to manslaughter. Can Rudy Styne find the kidnapper or solve the murder? Will the hit man kill again or get off scot-free? Find out in FATE LINE: A Graphological Murder Mystery. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩"An often engaging thriller series... that''s worth a read." Kirkus Reviews⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author of WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA, BIOGRAPHY OF A GENIUS is Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D. Star of the 5-part mini-series THE TESLA FILES available on HuLu, Dr. Seifer has been hailed as a great story teller. His creation of the RUDY STYNE QUADRILOGY is the result of over 30 years research and writing. Embedded in each tale are real events spanning such topics as psychic warfare, history of flight, flying with the Red Baron during WWI, the real history of the Miracle at Dunkirk and the understanding of the onset of WWII from both the Jewish and German perspective, forensic handwriting investigation and details of what it is like for an expert to testify in court. The contemporary side of each story follows our hero, Rudy Styne, ace reporter for Modern Times Magazine as he seeks to solve a murder in each case. Featured in The New York Times, Wired Magazine on Coast to Coast Radio, the BBC and American Experience, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Saybrook University, Marc J. Seifer is a retired psychology professor from Roger Williams University. Google his YouTube/Vimeos for each title as he explains an overview of (1) RASPUTIN''S NEPHEW, (2) DOPPELGANGER, (3) CRYSTAL NIGHT and (4) FATE LINE.

Project Sunshine

Author : Steve McKevitt
ISBN : 9781848315624
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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It’s an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour’s worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet’s food and energy needs for an entire year. Project Sunshine tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the ‘solar economy’, harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on ‘fossilised sunshine’ in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race’s complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today – chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically – before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Rasputin S Nephew

Author : Marc J Seifer
ISBN : 1931261210
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Seeing the Future New Novel Focuses on Premonitions and Terrorism in Near Future NEW YORK CITY, NY - Sometime in the near future, a New Age movement makes telepathy and telekinesis real world possibilities, and a reporter experiences one of these psychic powers. He is then thrust into a secret plot that threatens all humanity in the new novel, RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW: A New Age Thriller by Marc J. Seifer. RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW takes the reader into the not-so-distant future, where terrorism threatens the nation and premonition is reality. Rudy Styne is a reporter for Modern Times Magazine, who wakes one morning from a strange, foreboding dream. Later in the day, the dream comes true, and Rudy is left bewildered. He decides to get to the bottom of these premonitions by doing an article for the magazine on the subject. He travels to Bhutan to meet with an avatar and then interviews Abdullah Manu, a renowned Egyptian superpyschic who can move objects with his mind and read people's thoughts. Along the way, Rudy uncovers a heinous plot to topple the West with an army of cybernetic soldiers. At an international symposium on psychotronics in Italy, Rudy and his girlfriend, Chessie Barnsworth, meet the amiable neurophysicist Dr. Imo Bern. Rudy and Chessie are shocked to learn that the young doctor is an associate of notorious ex-KGB agent Georgi Boshtov, who they suspect is in charge of the brutal crusade to destroy the West. It is a race against time and a test of minds as Rudy dashes to stop Boshtov from destroying the western world, but Rudy tumbles deep into trouble when he learns to his horror that he is the next target. Can he save the future? Only Rasputin's Nephew can reveal the answer. A mad concoction of science and New Age philosophy, RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW rips through the fabric of the reality that you're familiar with... [sucking the protagonist, Rudy Styne] into a tangle of... mad scientists, murderers, magicians, mechanical assassins and mystics - all on separate paths, all linked, all one.... The uniqueness of the story's... trajectory was very intriguing and I salute the author's ambition in writing it. Sara Kay An espionage thriller, (a la Tom Clancy).... You write with great intelligence and authority. Nicolette Phillips, New Vision. This is a terrifically original book, with elements of satire as well. Dr. Stanley Krippner, author of Song of the Siren Like a journey through the Major Arcana [of the Tarot], RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW takes the reader into the bizarre and mind-boggling world of the paranormal. I enjoyed Marc Seifer's book thoroughly.Uri Geller, Paranormalist Extraordinaire Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author of WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA, BIOGRAPHY OF A GENIUS is Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D. Star of the 5-part mini-series THE TESLA FILES available on HuLu, Dr. Seifer has been hailed as a great story teller. His creation of the RUDY STYNE QUADRILOGY is the result of over 30 years research and writing. Embedded in each tale are real events spanning such topics as psychic warfare, the history of flight, flying with the Red Baron during WWI, the real history of the so-called Miracle at Dunkirk and the understanding of the onset of WWII from both the Jewish and German perspective, forensic handwriting investigation what it is like for an expert to testify in court. The contemporary side of each story follows our hero, Rudy Styne, ace reporter for Modern Times Magazine as he seeks to solve a murder in each case. Featured in The New York Times, Wired Magazine on Coast to Coast Radio, the BBC, and American Experience, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Saybrook University, Marc J. Seifer is a retired psychology professor from Roger Williams University. Google his YouTube/Vimeos for each title as he explains an overview of (1) RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW, (2) DOPPELGANGER, (3) CRYSTAL NIGHT and (4) FATE LINE.


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