In the 1930s the unorthodox inventor Nikola Tesla announced to the world a pair of novel inventions. The first was \"teleforce,\" a particle-beam projector which Tesla intended to be used as an instrument of national defense. A year later, in 1935, Tesla claimed a method of transmitting mechanical energy with minimal loss over any terrestrial distance, providing a new means of communication and a technique for the location of subterranean mineral deposits. He called this system for mechanical power transmission \"telegeodynamics.\" Here, these two important papers, hidden for more than 60 years, are presented for the first time. The underlying principles behind teleforce and telegeodynamics are fully addressed. In addition to copies of the original documents, typed on Tesla\'s official stationery, this work also includes two Reader\'s Aid sections providing guidance through the more technical aspects of each paper. The actual texts are followed by Commentary sections which provide historical background and functional explanations of the two devices. Significant newspaper articles and headline accounts are provided to document the first mention of these proposals. A large Appendix provides a wealth of related material and background information, followed by a Bibliography section and Index.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Nikola Tesla\'s Teleforce Proposal
New Art of Projecting Concentrated Non-Dispersive Energy Through Natural Media. By Nikola Tesla
New York Times, September 22, 1940, \"\'Death Ray\' for Planes\"
Nikola Tesla\'s Telegeodynamics Proposal
Relative Merits of the Lucas Method of Prospecting by Detonations of Explosive Compounds and of The Tesla Method of Prospecting by Isochronous Oscillations Theoretically Considered. By Nikola Tesla
Tesla correspondence from George Scherff, June 17, 1937
New York Times, July 11, 1935, \"Tesla, 79, Promises to Transmit Force\"
Possibilities of Electrostatic Generators. By Nikola Tesla
Tesla Correspondence to J. P. Morgan, Jr., November 29, 1934
Tesla correspondence from George Scherff, April 19, 1918
Address Before The New York Electrical Society, \"Mechanical and Electrical Oscillators\" by Nikola Tesla
Electric Generator ? U.S. Patent No. 511,916
Reciprocating Engine ? U.S. Patent No. 514,169
Steam Engine ? U.S. Patent No. 517,900
Mechanical Therapy by Nikola Tesla
Detroit Free Press, Jan. 18, 1896, \"Tesla\'s Health Giver\"