Wizard

The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla
Author: Marc Seifer
Publisher: Citadel
ISBN: 0806535563
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
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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

Marshall McLuhan

eine Biographie
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608503067
Category: Mass media specialists
Page: 221
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Albert Einstein

eine Biographie
Author: Albrecht Fölsing
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518389904
Category: Physicists
Page: 959
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Tesla

Man Out of Time
Author: Margaret Cheney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451674864
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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In this “informative and delightful” (American Scientist) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists and inventors. In Tesla: Man Out of Time, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest scientists and inventors. Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent. Tesla not only discovered the rotating magnetic field -- the basis of most alternating-current machinery -- but also introduced us to the fundamentals of robotics, computers, and missile science. Almost supernaturally gifted, unfailingly flamboyant and neurotic, Tesla was troubled by an array of compulsions and phobias and was fond of extravagant, visionary experimentations. He was also a popular man-about-town, admired by men as diverse as Mark Twain and George Westinghouse, and adored by scores of society beauties. From Tesla's childhood in Yugoslavia to his death in New York in the 1940s, Cheney paints a compelling human portrait and chronicles a lifetime of discoveries that radically altered -- and continue to alter -- the world in which we live. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science.

Elon Musk

Wie Elon Musk die Welt verändert – Die Biografie
Author: Ashlee Vance,Elon Musk
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862487237
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Elon Musk ist der da Vinci des 21. Jahrhunderts. Seine Firmengründungen lesen sich wie das Who's who der zukunftsträchtigsten Unternehmen der Welt. Alles, was dieser Mann anfasst, scheint zu Gold zu werden. Mit PayPal revolutionierte er das Zahlen im Internet, mit Tesla schreckte er die Autoindustrie auf und sein Raumfahrtunternehmen SpaceX ist aktuell das weltweit einzige Unternehmen, das ein Raumschiff mit großer Nutzlast wieder auf die Erde zurückbringen kann. Dies ist die persönliche Geschichte hinter einem der größten Unternehmer seit Thomas Edison, Henry Ford oder Howard Hughes. Das Buch erzählt seinen kometenhaften Aufstieg von seiner Flucht aus Südafrika mit 17 Jahren bis heute. Elon Musk gilt als der "Real Iron Man" – in Anlehnung an einen der erfolgreichsten Comichelden der Welt. Es ist die gleichsam inspirierende, persönliche und spannende Geschichte eines der erfolgreichsten Querdenker der Welt. In einem Umfang wie noch kein Journalist zuvor hatte Ashlee Vance für diese Biografie exklusiven und direkten Zugang zu Elon Musk, seinem familiären Umfeld und persönlichen Freunden. Mit 16 Seiten exklusiven und persönlichen Bildern aus Elon Musks persönlichem Fotoalbum.

Nikola Tesla

Mein Leben, Meine Forschung
Author: Nikola Tesla
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517416058
Category:
Page: 362
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Die Geschichte wird von den Siegern geschrieben. Aber dies ist kein Trost für diejenigen, deren Name von der Feder des Verlegers herausgestrichen wurde. Viele Jahre lang haben die wissenschaftlichen Lehrbücher Elektrizität und Licht mit einem einzigen Mann, Thomas Edison, gleichgesetzt, während der Name des Genies, dessen elektrische Techniken die heutige Welt speisen, in einer unbedeutenden Notiz am Rande der Geschichte der Wissenschaft verkümmerte. Vor Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts war Elektrizität ein rein wissenschaftliches Kuriosum. Nikola Tesla hat dies wohl mehr als jeder Andere geändert. Aber Teslas Nachforschungen über die Elektrizität stellen nur einen kleinen Teil seiner wissenschaftlichen und technischen Errungenschaften dar, die ihm den Titel des Genies einbrachten. Nikola Tesla: Mein Leben, Meine Forschung" besteht aus vier Teilen: eine Einführung zu Teslas Leben, Teslas Autobiografie, einige von Teslas wichtigsten Arbeiten, in einfachen Worten erklärt, und eine hundert Seiten umfassende Sammlung seltener Fotografien, die in mehreren Lebensabschnitten Teslas aufgenommen wurden, von seiner Geburtsurkunde über die erste mit phosphoreszierendem Licht geschossene Fotografie bis hin zum letzten Foto, kurz vor seinem Tod, im Jahre 1943. Ein Band: 362 Seiten.

The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame


Author: Daniel H. Wilson,Anna C. Long
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0806535644
Category: Humor
Page: 224
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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?

They Stood Alone!

25 Men and Women Who Made a Difference
Author: Sandra Mcleod Humphrey
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616144866
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 176
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Nicolaus Copernicus and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are just two of the twenty-five extraordinary men and women whom you will have a chance to meet in this inspiring book that explores and celebrates people who had the courage to follow their own convictions, even when everyone around them said they were wrong. They were people of vision who saw life from a new perspective and were willing to question conventional wisdom. And their revolutionary breakthroughs changed and shaped the course of history. Author Sandra McLeod Humphrey invites you to have the courage to stand alone too, hold on to your dreams, and follow your heart wherever it may lead. Like the twenty-five pioneers who lived before you, you too may someday make a difference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Die letzten Tage der Nacht


Author: Graham Moore
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732539822
Category: Fiction
Page: 463
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"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.

Reverberations

The Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics of Noise
Author: Michael Goddard,Benjamin Halligan,Paul Hegarty
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441160655
Category: Music
Page: 287
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A groundbreaking collection that studies noise not merely as a sonic phenomenon but as an essential component of all communication and information systems.

Tesla

Der Erfinder des elektrischen Zeitalters
Author: W. Bernard Carlson
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862489922
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 688
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Nikola Teslas Forschungen revolutionierten das Verständnis von Elektrizität. Seine Erfindungen setzten völlig neue Maßstäbe für die weltweite Energieversorgung und ermöglichten erst das moderne Leben, wie wir es heute kennen. Nicht umsonst trägt das weltweit beste Elektroauto, von Silicon-Valley-Star Elon Musk, den Namen Tesla. Doch nicht nur für seine 112 angemeldeten Patente ist Nikola Tesla bekannt, auch sein extravaganter Lebensstil und sein Hang zur exzessiven Selbstdarstellung machten ihn berühmt. W. Bernard Carlson blickt mit seiner mehrfach ausgezeichneten Biografie tief in die Psyche des Genies: Eindrucksvoll zeigt er, wie nah Genie und Exzentrik beieinanderliegen und was das Ausnahmetalent antrieb. Zusätzlich fließen Hunderte Originalquellen ein, die zeigen, wie es Tesla möglich war, Innovationen wie am Fließband zu produzieren, und welche Business-Strategien auch heute noch gültig sind. Einer der größten Erfinder der Moderne in einem ganz neuen Licht. Gewinner des Sally Hacker Prize der Society for the History of Technology Gewinner des IEEE William and Joyce Middleton Electrical Engineering History Award Amazon.com-Bestseller "Bestes Wissenschaftsbuch" Top-10-Bestseller bei Booklist Online Einer der "Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles" "Best Popular Physical Science Books" von The Guardian Auf der Longlist des Royal Society Winton Prize

Teslas grandios verrückte und komplett gemeingefährliche Weltmaschine


Author: Eric Elfman,Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732006131
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Nick wird in die dunklen Geheimnisse der Accelerati eingeweiht. Und plötzlich weiß er nicht mehr genau, auf wessen Seite er steht. Schließlich ist die "normale" Menschheit nicht in der Lage, dem Energiechaos Herr zu werden, das auf der Erde herrscht. Und wenn er den Accelerati nicht hilft, Teslas Maschine zusammenzusetzen, geht die Welt eventuell doch noch unter ... Teslas Weltmaschine ist der Abschluss einer rasanten Trilogie für Jungen und Mädchen ab 11 Jahren. Unglaubliche Erfindungen des Genies Nikola Tesla spielen eine entscheidende Rolle in dieser temporeichen Abenteuergeschichte, die alle Eigenschaften eines Lieblingsbuches aufweist: Spannung, Humor, sympathische Protagonisten und gefährliche Verschwörungen.

Science in Public

Communication, Culture, and Credibility
Author: Jane Gregory,Steve Miller
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459608232
Category: Large print books
Page: 622
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Does the general public need to understand science? And if so, is it scientists' responsibility to communicate? Critics have argued that, despite the huge strides made in technology, we live in a ''scientifically illiterate'' society--one that thinks about the world and makes important decisions without taking scientific knowledge into account. But is the solution to this ''illiteracy'' to deluge the layman with scientific information? Or does science news need to be focused around specific issues and organized into stories that are meaningful and relevant to people's lives? In this unprecedented, comprehensive look at a new field, Jane Gregory and Steve Miller point the way to a more effective public understanding of science in the years ahead.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes


Author: Brion McClanahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596988061
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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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.

Fermi’S Paradox Cosmology and Life


Author: Michael Bodin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490749209
Category: Science
Page: 328
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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.

Becoming Steve Jobs

Vom Abenteurer zum Visionär
Author: Brent Schlender,Rick Tetzeli
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641179483
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
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Vom angry young man zum Ausnahme-Unternehmer Halb Genie, halb Wahnsinniger, Guru, Choleriker und Kontrollfreak – das ist das vorherrschende Bild, das sich die Welt von Steve Jobs gemacht hat. Jobs selbst hat zu seinen Lebzeiten dieses Image gern gepflegt, und seine Biographen sind ihm bereitwillig gefolgt. Vier Jahre nach seinem Tod im Oktober 2011 ist es nun an der Zeit, ein klareres Bild des Apple-Gründers zu zeichnen, ein Bild, das frei ist von Klischees und Vorurteilen. Brent Schlender begleitete Steve Jobs über zwanzig Jahre lang, der engen Freundschaft der beiden verdanken wir tiefe Einblicke in das Leben des Unternehmers und in das Imperium von Apple. Auf Grundlage zahlreicher Gespräche mit Jobs selbst, mit engsten Vertrauten und Weggefährten wie Tim Cook oder auch Bill Gates ist ein ebenso differenziertes wie leidenschaftliches Porträt entstanden, das in seinem Kern der Frage nachgeht, wie aus einem ungestümen jungen Gründer die wichtigste Unternehmerpersönlichkeit unserer Zeit reifen konnte. Die Nähe Schlenders und das Knowhow Tetzelis – beide gehören zu den profiliertesten Technikjournalisten und zu den besten Kennern der Silicon-Valley-Szene – machen Becoming Steve Jobs zu einer mitreißenden Geschichte der Technologie-Ära und zu einer Biographie, die den Unternehmer nicht zur Ikone erhebt, sondern den Menschen hinter dem Mythos zum Vorschein bringt.

Inventors and inventions


Author: Alvin K. Benson
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1376
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.

Tesla

Inventor of the Electrical Age
Author: W. Bernard Carlson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400846552
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 520
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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 end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration: Paper sons


Author: Carl Leon Bankston
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587656026
Category: History
Page: 1232
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This three-volume set covers the full breadth of American immigration history in 525 alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles. Designed and written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates Encyclopedia of American Immigration offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history that can also be used by advanced students and scholars. The goal of the set is to address all questions about immigration that students might reasonably be expected to ask: Where immigrants have come from and why; how they have adapted to their new homeland; how they have contributed to American culture and society; how government policies toward them have changed; and how American immigration history has fit into worldwide migration patterns. - Publisher.

Strange Brains and Genius

The Secret Lives of Eccentric Scientists and Madmen
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 332
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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