My Inventions And Other Writings

Paperback | December 27, 2011

byNikola TeslaIntroduction bySamantha Hunt

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The fascinating autobiography of the legendary inventor behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more.

This book is a great companion to the new PBS American Experience documentary Tesla, written and produced by David Grubin and executive produced by Mark Samels. Tesla premieres on American Experience Tuesday, October, 18, 2016, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. 

Famous for his pioneering contributions to the electronic age, his lifelong feud with Thomas Edison, and his erratic behavior, Nikola Tesla was one of the most brilliant and daring inventors and visionaries of his time. My Inventions is Tesla's autobiography, with meditations on his major discoveries and innovations, including the rotating magnetic field, the magnifying transmitter, and the Tesla coil. This volume also includes three articles by Tesla, as well as an enlightening introduction that discredits many of the myths surrounding the thinker's eccentric life. This rare window into the industrial age's most tragic genius will fascinate historians, scientists, aspiring inventors, and curious fans alike.

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The fascinating autobiography of the legendary inventor behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more.This book is a great companion to the new PBS American Experience documentary Tesla, written and produced by David Grubin and executive produced by Mark Samels. Tesla premieres on American Experience Tuesday, October, 18, ...

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was born in Smiljan (modern-day Croatia). He emigrated to America in his youth and became a naturalized citizen in 1891. Tesla lived out the last ten years of his life at the Hotel New Yorker in solitude. He died in debt despite his numerous contributions and patents.Samantha Hunt is the author of two novel...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsTitle PageCopyright PageIntroduction My InventionsPART I - MY EARLY LIFEPART II - MY FIRST EFFORTS IN INVENTIONSPART III - MY LATER ENDEAVORSPART IV - THE DISCOVERY OF THE TESLA COIL AND TRANSFORMERPART V - THE MAGNIFYING TRANSMITTERPART VI - THE ART OF TELAUTOMATICS Other WritingsTESLA WOULD POUR LIGHTNING FROM AIRSHIPS TO CONSUME FOETHE ACTION OF THE EYETHE PROBLEM OF INCREASING HUMAN ENERGY THE STORY OF PENGUIN CLASSICSCLICK ON A CLASSICPENGUIN CLASSICSMY INVENTIONS AND OTHER WRITINGSNIKOLA TESLA (1856–1943) was born in Smiljan (modern-day Croatia), but traveled to America in his youth and remained there, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1891. During his lifetime, he contributed immensely to the field of electrical engineering and is responsible for alternating current electricity, the bifilar coil, and the bladeless turbine. He was chiefly responsible for the invention of the radio due to his research on wireless communication devices. Although less well known than his contemporaries Edison and Marconi, Tesla surpassed both with his contributions to modern science. Supposedly because of his competitive relationship with Edison—and their mutual inclination to discredit each other at every chance—both were passed over for the Nobel Prize; Marconi received the prize for physics for his invention of radio in 1909 (after Tesla’s death in 1943, his patent on radio was finally upheld by the Supreme Court, a ruling that served as the basis for patented radio technology in the United States). Troubled by phobias and, possibly, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tesla lived out the last ten years of his life in solitude at the Hotel New Yorker. He died in 1943, in debt despite his numerous scientific contributions and patents. SAMANTHA HUNT is the author of two novels, The Seas, for which she received the “5 under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation, and The Invention of Everything Else, short-listed for the Orange Prize for fiction. She writes fiction for The New Yorker and is fascinated by the life of Nikola Tesla, the subject of her novel The Invention of Everything Else.PENGUIN BOOKS Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A. Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R oRL, England Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi - 110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand (a division of Pearson New Zealand Ltd) Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R oRL , England First published in Penguin Books 2011  Introduction copyright © Samantha Hunt, 2011All rights reserved The original publishers of the selections in this book are cited on page xxi. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION DATA Tesla, Nikola, 1856–1943. My inventions and other writings / Nikola Tesla ; introduction by Samantha Hunt. p. cm.ISBN : 978-1-101-56569-81. Tesla, Nikola, 1856–1943. 2. Electrical engineers—United States—Biography. 3. Inventors—United States—Biography. I. Hunt, Samantha. II. Title.TK140.T4A35 2012 621.3092—dc23 [B] 2011040456