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Nikola Tesla: The Extraordinary Life of a Modern Prometheus

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Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
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Summary

Nikola Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end using a device he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam-powered oscillator AC generator.

Inside, you’ll hear about:

  • A promising intellect
  • Health complications
  • Inventive work
  • A troubled mind
  • Unusual experiences
  • Mental breakdown
  • Controversial viewpoints
  • A forgotten mind
  • From breakdown to brainstorm
  • Overshadowed by rivals
  • Death of a forgotten mind
  • And much more!

Based on Tesla's new ideas for electrical equipment, including a thermomagnetic motor idea, Alfred S. Brown and Charles F. Peck formed the Tesla Electric Company. Nikola Tesla developed an induction motor that ran on alternating current (AC), a power-system format that was rapidly expanding in Europe and the US because of its advantages in long-distance, high-voltage transmission.

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Excellent

This book is extraordinary ! Very well listen !I really enjoyed it! I listen it all in one shot, because I found it so diverting. I am anxious to find more books by the same author. recommend !!

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Thanks so much for providing us with something as fun as it is educational. I simply can not wait to find the next one.

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The Biography of a Gentleman, The Inventor
I Admire the Most, from Past Time, a Greatly Gifted Individual with High Ideals, Principles and Values! Who's Sole Purpose was to Connect the World Trough His Numerous Inventions With a Positive Purpose...

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Tesla was an extremely interesting person.

Nikola Tesla is a far more interesting, quirky character than I had previously realized. In this autobiography, he talks about his mental and physical health as well as family relationships.

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good one


Tesla was truly a prolific mind, arguably one of the most influential human beings ever, and apparently he was also an excellent writer. This was the first book that I read in it's entirety in over 15 years, and I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of science, mechanics and human thoughts and emotions. There seemed to be slight editing or printing errors in this paperback, such as indentations and new paragraphs in the middle of sentences, but aside from that it is an excellent book

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Visionary! Inspiring!

Beautiful! I find the genius of Tesla utterly stunning. He opens his visions of a fundamental field of the universe and of what humanity needs, and then reveals the kind of effort necessary to to pull together devices so advanced as to change the world. This book serves as inspiration to inventor and layperson alike. He saw not only past his own time, but ours as well.

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best

Through this autobiography, the missing pieces other biographies about him leave fit together perfectly. I get it, I get him in mind and spirit

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  • Justin E. Huynh
  • 28-10-19

good

If only all of humanity that Tesla stove to serve were as selfless as he was.

A very interesting book that explains Tesla's thinking and the way his mind works. By him, in his own words. A must listen for Tesla fans!

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  • Robert A. Bryant
  • 28-10-19

good one



This is one of those books where you put on a pot of coffee and try to freight train through the book as much as you can. If you are a fan of Nikola Tesla, you need to have this book.

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  • Hayden Palmer
  • 02-10-19

Best informative.

Awesome books! I’m enjoying listening them as much as the kids are. I’ve recommended to others!

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  • Jordan Walters
  • 30-09-19

This book emphasizes the electrical engineering

This book emphasizes the electrical engineering Tesla did, rather than other areas of his work. It was the only book I found that was based on his writings and lectures directly, rather than other people's biased opinions of his work. If in doubt, always go to the original source -- this fits. A nice gift for the engineer in your life and an interesting read. My only negative is that this is a paperback, and the paper is not high quality, but it is a very thick, large book packed with info. Worth it. I packaged this with set of 6 Tesla Patent Wall Prints and a Tesla coil based Plasma Ball Lamp for an outstanding theme-based gift.

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  • Royal
  • 18-11-18

Genius..the title says it all.

Although I am quite interested in the technical side of his story, I enjoyed the development of Tesla from an unknown to acclamation of his genius by the great inventors of his age, like the singer who is rejected by the record company, and then rockets to stardom, Tesla becomes the superstar in his own right. It is amazing how many ideas came out of this one man's mind, that was claimed by others as theirs.

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  • Onindo
  • 18-11-18

Tesla the genius!

A thorough and compelling biography of one of the most misunderstood, tragic scientific figures in human history. There has been a resurgence of study and popular attention to Tesla's brilliant oeuvre, and we are all beneficiaries of this renewed interest. This book is full of primary sources (letters, mostly, and some journals) that bring Tesla to life for devotée and neophyte alike.

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  • Asish Datt
  • 18-11-18

nice

Nikola Tesla was truly the best inventive mind of his time. I can see how Edison was envious of everything that Tesla did. I bought another book about Tesla for my grandson who specializes in Science. It's not that hard to follow this man's great mind!

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  • Kevin luis
  • 18-11-18

Very good bio

Never mind the fact I've been a fan of Nikola Tesla for years, for someone who is researching Tesla's work for a science fiction novel, this was a wonderful find. It gave me all kinds of tidbits of information that I might not have found elsewhere. I'm very pleased with it and enjoying it very much.