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10 books about Tesla
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Category: Artists, Architects & Photographers
This book was published 4 years ago by Ecco and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.” Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy. Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.
Nikola Tesla: My Life, My Research by Nikola Tesla
This book was published 7 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
History is written by the victors. But that is no comfort to those crossed out by the editor's pen. For years, science textbooks equated electricity and light with one man, Thomas Edison, while the genius whose pioneering electrical technologies truly power the modern world languished as a minor note in scientific history. Before the turn of the 20th century, electricity remained a mere scientific curiosity. Nikola Tesla, arguably more than anyone else, changed that. But Nikola's pioneering research in electricity represents only a portion of the scientific and technical innovations that elevated him to science godhood. Tesla not only expanded and revolutionized the work of his predecessors, he also leapfrogged ahead of his contemporaries to the next step. Nikola Tesla: My Life, My Research has four parts: background history around the time Tesla lived; Tesla's autobiography; Tesla's major research programs explained in simple words; an eighty-page collection of rare photographs taken at several stages of Tesla's life; from his birth certificate, to the first photograph ever taken by phosphorescent light, to the last known photograph before Tesla's death, in 1943. One volume: 374 pages.
The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation by Christopher Cooper
This book was published 3 years ago by Race Point Publishing and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. The Truth About Tesla sets the record straight. Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are told) obscured by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for his work or stole his patents outright. In recent years, the historical record has been "corrected" and Tesla has been restored to his rightful place among historical luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Gugliemo Marconi. Most biographies repeat the familiar account of Tesla's life, including his invention of alternating current, his falling out with Edison, how he lost billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his fight to prove that Marconi stole 13 of his patents to "invent" radio. But, what really happened? Consider this: Everything you think you know about Nikola Tesla is wrong. Newly uncovered information proves that the popular account of Tesla's life is itself very flawed. In The Truth About Tesla, Christopher Cooper sets out to prove that the conventional story not only oversimplifies history, it denies credit to some of the true inventors behind many of the groundbreaking technologies now attributed to Tesla and perpetuates a misunderstanding about the process of innovation itself. Are you positive that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone? Are you sure the Wright Brothers were the first in flight? Think again! With a provocative foreword by Tesla biographer Marc. J. Seifer, The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of some of the greatest electrical inventions to a coterie of colorful characters that conventional history has all but forgotten.
Elon Musk: A Kid's Book About Inventions (Mini Movers and Shakers) by Mary Nhin
Category: Artists, Architects & Photographers
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
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Nikola Tesla for Kids: His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities (72) (For Kids series) by Amy M. O'Quinn
Category: Electricity & Electronics
This book was published 2 years ago by Chicago Review Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
"Nikola Tesla was a physicist, scientist, electrical engineer, and world-renowned inventor whose accomplishments faded into oblivion after his death in 1943. He was omitted from most history books, while his colleagues and competitors (including Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi) and their successes are still remembered and celebrated. 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, as well as the inventions that still amaze and benefit us today."--
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla
This book was published 10 years ago by SoHo Books and takes approximately 3.2 hours to read.
Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla was a revolutionary scientist whose greatest invention, A/C current, powers almost all of the technological wonders in the world today.
Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Strategies and Disruptions: Updated and Expanded Second Edition by Michael E. McGrath
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 11.0 hours to read.
This second edition of the successful book - Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Strategies, and Disruptions - updates and expands the first edition published in 2018. It goes into further depth on the market opportunities for autonomous vehicles, adds a global assessment, and includes new insights. Even if you have read the first edition, you need to read the second edition in order to keep up with the fast-paced development of AVs.Autonomous vehicles will change our fundamental lifestyles and create what are perhaps the most significant opportunities of this century. The benefits are unprecedented. The challenges are sizeable but not insurmountable. The strategies are exciting. The disruptions will be substantial.Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities, Strategies, and Disruptions provides unique insight and perspective on autonomous vehicles.-See how basic lifestyles will be transformed with new inexpensive and more convenient methods of transportation.-Learn about autonomous driving, how it works, and the technologies that make it possible.-Consider the unprecedented benefits that autonomous vehicles will bring.-Understand autonomous ride services and how it will become one of the largest industries ever, but at the same time one of the biggest disruptions.-Comprehend the new markets that autonomous vehicles will create.-Discover the strategies of the major companies competing for these exciting markets.-Anticipate the substantial disruptions that will be created by autonomous vehicles. The book includes projections for these new markets, new economic and business models, and a timetable for the stages of AV adoption. It is a must-read for anyone involved in autonomous vehicles or interested in how they will shape the future.
Tesla Fans Coloring Book. Have Fun, Relax, And Enhance Creativity —. This Vehicle Coloring Book Includes S, 3, X, Y, Roadster, Cybertruck, And Semi ... Cars And Supercars For Boys, Girls And Adults by Michael D Angellos
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 5.6 hours to read.
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