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No one doubts that Tesla was a genius and his uncountable inventions still inflame imagination.However, this book is far beyond reliability, no matter how open minded one may be – time travel, teleportation, antigravity – really, if all these were possible, we would be populating at least this solar system in its entirety. The cherry on the cake was that he and Marconi fake their deaths and are still alive in a subterranean city in South America…But I guess it’s worth skimming through, at least
woah.......tesla might still be alive!!!!!! some people think that he invented a time machine or teleporter and faked his death!!!!! others think that he was actually a reincarnation of and atlantean! and my friend thinks im a reincarnation of him......
Aren't there any good books written about Nikola Tesla?? This is the second one I've read, and both have been below par. "Fantastic Inventions" has entire chapters consisting of Tesla's patent drawings, none of which I can understand, being that I know nothing about how electricity works. But even if I did, there are no explanations accompanying the drawings, so what good are they? Other chapters seem to be lectures or articles he wrote. The Appendix is a partial transcript of a trial -just the
The narrative was mainly drawn from lectures Tesla gave. So, we get to hear his thoughts in his own words. The addition of patent illustrations and photos were a nice touch. There are even excerpts of court proceedings wherein Tesla was the defendant.The end of the book gets weird and creepo. Apparently the 'author' draws conclusions about secret societies, UFOs, and visits to Mars...This was a huge leap from where the book began.This is NOT a biography of Tesla. I'm still on the lookout for a s...
Impressive book, but not understandable outside a deep Electrical Engineer and Mechanical Engineering background. The additional content leans toward the mystical and fantastic rather than likely explanation of Tesla's brilliance shifting to imagination, which enabled the future-facing predictions to be inline with reality to some degree. I recommend reading The Wizard by Marc Seifer for a comprehensive and 5-star experience.
Just got done with this. the first third or half is pretty interesting. Biographical sketch of tesla coupled with some of his own papers regarding his AC power system and schematics of some of his inventions was pretty interesting. Some of it, in fact, far too detailed to understand, but i appreciate it coming from him. The second half of this book or maybe the last third, sucks. It gets boiled down to a kind of conspiracy theory/sci-fi jumble where the editor basically shoots his mouth off and
When I grabbed this book at the library I thought it would be good to learn about Tesla. I did not realize that he was the author. This book is a few of his talks and lectures and I didn't understand a lot of the technical info. What I did get was that this man has a fantastic mind, wanted to help the world through easily accessible and cheap/free electricity and with wireless technology. He seemed to love what he did and was excited about his work. I feel cheated that we didn't learn more about...
The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla is filled to the brim with great source material that includes some of Tesla's speeches, articles about him from his life time, patents and diagrams, and interviews with his contemporaries.Due to the dating of some of the concepts and the language it can be a difficult read at times, but overall enjoyable and informative. It gives a better understanding of some of the concerns of the period and I absolutely adored the transcripts of Tesla's speeches.
I really liked that this book had all the patents and drawings of Tesla himself! I loved being able to read his own words, and read the papers he wrote or spoke himself at many various public functions.More than reading his biographies, this book gave me a feel for what an educated and eloquent gentleman he was. I have great respect for him as a person, and a great awe for everything he discovered. He truly is the Father of the technology of our modern era! Too bad more people don't know about h...
There are likely far better books on the subject of Nikola Tesla but this is the one that I initially received during my late middle school/early high school time that made me enraptured with this particular scientist. He was one of the first people working on what we now take for granted, wireless technology. Deeply subversive, shrouded in a certain amount of myth and mystery for being a real scientist with hundreds of patents.
This book is amazing. Tesla, the original mad scientist, is depicted through his lectures, newspaper articles and other accounts. He was the creator of AC (alternating currents) elecricity which we still use today. Electromagnetics, Earth as a huge capacitor, death rays, UFOs, it's all here. It borders on metafiction in its accounts of his later experiments and modern mysterious phenomena. Part of a series, I definitely plan to read more.
I read this book in 1996, while studying quantum entanglement theory, and it's still fascinating. Although this book can't lift the veil on every mystery surrounding Nikola Tesla and his life, it does a great job providing a little of everything, including providing several diagrams of his inventions.
Completely horrible book. I have no idea how anyone could have liked it. In many parts it is unreadable photo copies. The story line is meandering and repetitive. I am not sure how someone was paid money to produce it.
Essentially a lecture by Nikola Tesla which is great but lacks the visible component which would have existed at lecture which makes visualizing what is being described a challenge. A good number of pictures but still a challenge in some cases.
I have quite a few books on Tesla. This one did not contain any new information. That doesn't mean it's not worth reading. If you're interested in Tesla there are incredible number of books on him. This is just one and I believe it's mediocre when compared to some of the others.
very good book about Tesla. It goes through his inventions in detail with some original source material copied into the book like patent drawings. Also covers some things I did not find in the biography I read a few years back.
This is a very hard Read But for the things that Make Sense Its Worth it. I dont know anything about Science But i really did enjoy this book. Tesla RULES!
Very informative, but not interesting reading.
A great book about Tesla and his many inventions, revolving around electricity and engineering... It is a testament to Tesla's greatness as an inventor.
Learn about his concepts. Free energy, mind control (for realz). He was the maddest scientist ever.
I live in hope that one day I'll be able to make head or tail of it but great as a record of his work. We'll probably never know the full extent of the man's contribution to mankind.