Ma Vie et Ma Recherche l Autobiographie de Nikola Tesla
Édition 2016, revue et augmentée avec une addition de 100 pages de rares photographies de Nikola Tesla ainsi que l'histoire tragique entre Edison et Tesla. L'histoire est écrite par les vainqueurs. Mais ce n'est que peu de confort pour ceux barrés par la plume des éditeurs. Pendant des années, les manuels de science ont assimilé l'électricité et la lumière avec un seul homme, Thomas Edison, tandis que le nom du génie dont les technologies électriques qui alimentent le monde moderne languit dans une note mineure de l'histoire scientifique. Avant le début du 20e siècle, l'électricité était une simple curiosité scientifique. Nikola Tesla, sans doute plus que quiconque, a changé cela. Mais les recherches de Tesla sur l'électricité ne représentent qu'une partie des innovations scientifiques et techniques qui l'ont élevé au titre de génie. Ma Vie et Ma Recherche : l'Autobiographie de Nikola Tesla comporte quatre parties : une introduction sur la vie de Tesla, l'autobiographie de Tesla, certains des plus importants travaux de Tesla expliqués en termes simples, une collection de cent pages de rares photographies prises à plusieurs étapes de la vie de Tesla, datant de son certificat de naissance, à la première photographie prise avec une lumière phosphorescente, jusqu'à la dernière photographie prise avant sa mort, en 1943. Édition 2016, 310 pages.
My Inventions and Other Writings
The fascinating autobiography of the legendary inventor behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more. 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century
Everybody knows that Thomas Edison devised electric light and domestic electricity supplies, that Guglielmo Marconi thought up radio and George Westinghouse built the world's first hydro-electric power station. Everybody knows these 'facts' but they are wrong. The man who dreamt up these things also invented, inter-alia, the fluorescent light, seismology, a worldwide data communications network and a mechanical laxative. His name was Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American scientist, and his is without doubt this century's greatest unsung scientific hero. His life story is an extraordinary series of scientific triumphs followed by a catalog of personal disasters. Perpetually unlucky and exploited by everyone around him, credit for Tesla's work was appropriated by several of the West's most famous entrepreneurs: Edison, Westinghouse and Marconi among them. After his death, information about Tesla was deliberately suppressed by the FBI. Using Tesla's own writings, contemporary records, court transcripts and recently released FBI files, The Man who Invented the Twentieth Century pieces together for the first time the true extent of Tesla's scientific genius and tells the amazing tale of how his name came to be so widely forgotten. Nikola Tesla is the engineer who gave his name to the unit of magnetic flux. The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century. Robert's biography of his childhood hero was launched at the 1999 Orkney Science Festival, where Robert gave a talk on Tesla in conjunction with Andrej Detela from the Department of Low and Medium Energy Physics at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubijana, Slovenia. Reviews Robert Gaitskell, a vice-president of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, writing in the Times Higher Education Supplement, said: "Robert Lomas is to be congratulated on an easy-to-read life of a tortured genius. The book not only takes takes us through the roller-coaster fortunes of Tesla, but also has well-constructed chapters on the history of electrical research and on lighting. Although dealing at times, with difficult technical concepts, it never succumbs to jargon and remains intelligible to the informed lay-person throughout. Every scientist or engineer would enjoy this tale of errant brilliance, and a younger student would be enthused towards a research career." Angus Clarke, writing in the Times Metro Magazine said: "Nikola Tesla is the forgotten genius of electricity. He invented or laid the groundwork for many things we take for granted today including alternating current, radio, fax and e-mail. A Croatian immigrant to America in 1884 Tesla combined genius with gaping character flaws and an uncanny ability to be ripped off by everyone. This is scientific popularisation at its most readable." Engineering and Technology Magazine said: "This book is fun, which is not something one often says about engineering books...Tesla is most widely known for the magnetic unit that bears his name, but sadly little else. This book is a thoroughly entertaining way of correcting that injustice, a must for engineers, especially electrical ones."
The Inventions Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla
1894 with special reference to his work in polyphase currents and high potential lighting. Contents: Ployphase Currents; Biographical & Introductory; a New System of Alternating Current Motors & Transformers; Tesla Rotating Magnetic Field; Modifica.
Very Truly Yours Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was a man of letters. He wrote many letters to the editors of the magazines and newspapers of his day. These letters give a fascinating glimpse into the mind of an eccentric genius. Collected here for the first time are more than forty of Nikola Tesla's letters. The subject matter ranges widely, as Tesla was interested in almost everything. In these letters he responds to Marconi and Edison, gives his thoughts on the wars of his day, corrects inconsistencies in news reports, and much much more. Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the 20th Century. Without Tesla's ground-breaking work we'd all be sitting in the dark without even a radio to listen to.
Twelve Years a Slave
The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.
Jean Moulin 1899 1943
Jean Moulin is a universally recognized French hero, celebrated as the delegate of General de Gaulle to Nazi-occupied France in 1942-3 and founder of the National Resistance Council in May 1943. He is known for defiance of the German invaders in June 1940 and for his death in the hands of Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie in July 1943. This book is the fist fully documented account in English of his republican background, his resistance activities, and of his death and reputation.
International Hospitality Industry
With contributions from leading figures in the field The International Hospitality Industry looks at both specific sectors of the industry, such as restaurants, cruises, hotels and contract foodservice. The book moves on to highlight the key issues that will be encountered within every sector of the industry - operations, IT, marketing and HR among others - thereby providing the reader with an all-encompassing and comparative overview of the field.