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Tesla : inventor of the electrical age / by Carlson, W. Bernard.;
"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"--Jacket."This is a biography of one of the major 20th-century scientists, Nikola Tesla. It is interdisciplinary, containing accounts of U.S. manufacturing in the early 1900s and other contemporary cultural materials"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-471) and index.Introduction: Dinner at Delmonico's -- An ideal childhood (1856-1878) -- Dreaming of motors (1878-1882) -- Learning by doing (1882-1886) -- Mastering alternating current (1886-1888) -- Selling the motor (1888-1889) -- Searching for a new ideal (1889-1891) -- A veritable magician (1891) -- Taking the show to Europe (1891-1892) -- Pushing alternating current in America (1892-1893) -- Wireless lighting and the oscillator (1893-1894) -- Efforts at promotion (1894-1895) -- Looking for alternatives (1895-1898) -- Stationary waves (1899-1900) -- Wardenclyffe (1900-1901) -- The dark tower (1901-1905) -- Visionary to the end (1905-1943) -- Epilogue.
Subjects: Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.; Electrical engineers; Inventors;
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How James Watt invented the copier : forgotten inventions of our great scientists / by Schils, René.;
Includes bibliographical references.Johannes Kepler -- Robert Hooke -- Edmond Halley -- Daniel Bernoulli -- Benjamin Franklin -- Joseph Priestly -- James Watt -- Edward Jenner -- John Dalton -- Thomas Young -- Justus von Liebig -- Charles Darwin -- William Thompson (Lord Kelvin) -- James Clerk Maxwell -- Alexander Graham Bell -- Hendrik Antoon Lorentz -- Svante Arrhenius -- Pierre Curie -- Walther Nernst -- Albert Einstein -- Harlow Shapley -- Erwin Schrödinger -- Enrico Fermi -- Rosalind Franklin -- George Gamow.
Subjects: Inventions; Science; Inventors; Scientists;
© c2012., Springer,
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Inventing modern America : from the microwave to the mouse / by Brown, David E.;
Bibliography.Includes index.
Subjects: Inventions; Inventors;
© 2003., MIT,
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Making makers : kids, tools, and the future of innovation / by Thomas, AnnMarie P.;
Makers -- Curiosity -- Playfulness -- Risk -- Responsibility -- Persistence -- Resourcefulness -- Generosity -- Optimism -- Maker moms/dads/teachers/neighbors/friends -- Appendix: The makers in this book.Through stories, research and data, this book explains why it is crucial to encourage today's youth to be makers, to raise children who are creative, lifelong learners.
Subjects: Technological innovations.; Children as inventors.; Creative thinking in children.; Concept learning.;
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The Goodyear story : an inventor's obsession and the struggle for a rubber monopoly / by Korman, Richard.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-222) and index.
Subjects: Goodyear, Charles, 1800-1860.; Rubber.; Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.;
© 2002., Encounter Books,
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The power makers : steam, electricity, and the men who invented modern America / by Klein, Maury,1939-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-520) and index.Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Prologue: A Show of Power: Philadelphia 1876 -- 1. The Machine That Changed the World -- 2. Conquering the Waters -- 3. The Greatest Engine of All -- 4. In Search of the Mysterious Ether -- 5. Let There Be Light -- 6. A Covey of Competitors -- 7. The Light Dawns p. 136 8. The Pearl Street System -- 9. The Cowbird, the Plugger, and the Dreamer -- 10. The Alternative System -- 11. Eventful Currents -- 12. Gaining Traction -- 13. Competition and Electrocution -- 14. Money, Mergers, and Motors -- 15. A Show of Lights: Chicago 1893 -- 16. The Niagara Fallout -- 17. Hard Times -- 18. The Future Arrives -- 19. Mastering the Mysteries of Distribution -- 20. The Empire of Energy -Epilogue: A Show of Possibilities: New York 1939 -- Electrical Circuits -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.The dramatic story of the power revolution that turned America from an agrarian society into a technological superpower, and the dynamic, fiercelynbsp; competitive inventors and entrepreneurs who made it happena riveting historical saga to rival McCulloughsThe Great Bridgeor LarsonsThunderstruck. Maury Klein, author ofRainbows End: The Crash of 1929, is one of Americas most acclaimed historians of business and industry. InThe Power Makers, he offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject yetthe power revolution that transformed American life in the course of the nineteenth century. The steam engine, the incandescent bulb, the electric motorinventions such as these replaced backbreaking toil with machine labor and changed every aspect of daily life in the span of a few generations. The power revolution is not a tale of machines, however, but of men: inventors such as James Watt, Elihu Thomson, and Nikola Tesla; entrepreneurs such as George Westinghouse; savvy businessmen such as J.P. Morgan, Samuel Insull, and Charles Coffin of General Electric. Striding among them like a colossus is the figure of Thomas Edison, who was creative genius and business visionary at once. With consummate skill, Klein recreates their discoveries, their stunning triumphs and frequent failures, and their unceasing, tumultuous, and ferocious battles in the marketplace. In Kleins hands, their personalities and discoveries leap off the page. The Power Makersis a dazzling saga of inspired invention, dogged persistence, andnbsp; business competition at its most naked and cutthroat tale of America in its most astonishing decades.
Subjects: Inventions; Inventors; Force and energy;
© c2008., Bloomsbury Press : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan,
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Edison's electric light : the art of invention / by Friedel, Robert D.(Robert Douglas),1950-; Israel, Paul.; Finn, Bernard S.,1932-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Incandescent lamps; Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.; Inventors;
© 2010., Johns Hopkins University Press,
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Sell online like a creative genius : a guide for artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and kindred spirits / by Carey, Brainard.; Carey, Shiva,illustrator.;
Change the world -- The funnel explained -- Making your funnel and testing it -- Sending out bulk emails -- Growing your funnel -- Automation of sales -- Automation problems and solutions -- Building a remarketing campaign -- Selling without a funnel -- Raising capital."Building an online business is something every creative person can pursue, and Brainard Carey is here to show you how to sell your work independently and efficiently. You'll learn how to develop a presence, promote your business, and reach customers. Carey draws from his own extensive experience and real examples of artists and entrepreneurs who succeeded in selling their work online"--Page [4] of cover.
Subjects: Business enterprises; Internet marketing.; Electronic commerce.;
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Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse / by Silverman, Kenneth.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-454) and index.Geography -- No one uninspired by the muses may enter -- A terrible harum-scarum fellow -- An affection of the heart -- Il diavolo -- Anomalous, nondescript, hermaphrodite -- High attribute of ubiquity -- Travelling on a snail's back -- Beware of tricks -- Hurrah boys whip up the mules -- Mere men of trade -- Tantalus still -- The great telegraph case -- A true social fraternity -- Can't, sir! Can't! -- Forward -- Is this treason? Is this conspiracy? -- Visions of receding glory -- Coda : 1872-2000.
Subjects: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.; Inventors; Artists; Telegraph.; Morse code.;
© 2003., Alfred A. Knopf,
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How to get your amazing invention on store shelves : an A-Z guidebook for the undiscovered inventor / by Cavallaro, Michael J.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-282) and index.Owning your idea -- Evaluating your invention -- Building a prototype -- Building connections through industry research -- Identifying your customers -- Before you get your patent -- Understanding patent laws -- Licensing to companies -- Patent protection -- How to avoid scams -- Coordinating your commercialization strategy.
Subjects: Inventions; Patents.;
© c2011., Atlantic Publishing Group,
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