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Nikola Tesla Books

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by Nikola Tesla

Pages: 668
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Year: 2007
ISBN: 1934451908
ISBN: 978-1934451908


Here's the Tesla collection you've been waiting for: 214 figures; 668 pages; and 107 articles, letters to editors, and lectures. All the famous lectures and articles that you'd expect are here, such as

  • A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers
  • Experiments with Alternating Currents of High Frequency
  • Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination
  • Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency; On Light and Other High Frequency Phenomena
  • The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, With Special References to the Harnessing of the Sun's Energy
  • My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla!

You'll also get his many letters to editors, commenting on Marconi, Edison, and many issues of the day. And if that wasn't enough you'll also get other articles that you've heard about but probably never seen, such as

  • Famous Scientific Illusions
  • High Frequency Oscillators for Electro-Therapeutic and Other Purposes
  • The Disturbing Influence of Solar Radiation on the Wireless Transmission of Energy
  • The Wonder World to Be Created by Electricity
  • A Speech Delivered Before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
  • Electrical Oscillators

This is an amazing collection that will give you the most complete look into the mind of Nikola Tesla, who 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.

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by Nikola Tesla, Leland I. Anderson

Pages: 240
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Year: 2002
ISBN: 1893817016
ISBN: 978-1893817012

Websites: www.tfcbooks.com/mall/more/314ntac.htm#more-ntac

This is the transcript of an extended three day interview of Nikola Tesla conducted by his legal counsel in 1916 in preparation for expert testimony in impending radio patent cases.  In an account that was never intended for publication, Tesla describes his pioneering investigations into the nature of alternating currents as applied to wireless transmission.  In a style uniquely his own, he carefully traces his work from the first high frequency alternators that were constructed at his Grand Street laboratory in New York City, and their associated tuned circuits through the establishment of his huge broadcasting facility, the mighty Wardenclyffe Plant, located at Shoreham, Long Island.  Among the variety of topics discussed are: high frequency alternators, experiments with wireless telegraphy and telephony, mechanical and electrical oscillators, the Colorado experiments, theory and technique of energy transmission, the Long Island plant, and arrangements for receiving.  The previously untold story found within the pages of this remarkable book has been described by the prominent Tesla researcher James Corum as a "veritable Rosetta stone" for tracing the technical thoughts of one of our most distinguished engineering scientists.




  1. High Frequency Alternators
  2. Experiments with Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony
  3. Mechanical and Electrical Oscillators
  4. Apparatus for Transformation by Condenser Discharges; Damped Waves
  5. Apparatus for Transformation by Condenser Discharges; Continuous Waves
  6. Colorado Experiments
  7. Theory and Technique of Energy Transmission
  8. Long Island Plant
  9. Arrangements for Receiving
  10. Rediscussion/Clarification of Selected Remarks


  1. Fig. 1. Photograph of Tesla with alternator in offices of The Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., May 10, 1938.
  2. Fig. 2. Photograph of 1915 shipboard transmitter employing the Tesla spiral form of antenna transformer coil.
  3. Tesla's description of Long Island plant and inventory of the installation as reported in 1922 foreclosure appeal proceedings.

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by Nikola Tesla, Leland I. Anderson, Gary L. Peterson

Pages: 260
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Year: 1998
ISBN: 0963601253
ISBN: 978-0963601254
ISBN: 0963601296
ISBN: 978-0963601292

Websites: www.tfcbooks.com/mall/more/337ntgw.htm

In this, the third book of the Tesla Presents Series, engineer-historian Leland Anderson provides the transcript of the 1902 U.S. Patent Interference investigation concerning Tesla's System of Signaling.  The document, "Nikola Tesla vs. Reginald A. Fessenden," which is no longer on file at the U.S. Patent Office, contains Tesla's own depositions as well as those of his closest and most trusted associates, George Scherff and Fritz Lowenstein.  Included is material on the history of radio-controlled devices, the first practical form of these being Tesla's radio-controlled "telautomaton" ? an operational boat first demonstrated to the public at Madison Square Garden in 1898. In addition to describing Tesla's "individualization" techniques for obtaining secure noninterferable radio communications?the patent is today recognized as the fundamental AND logic gate, a critical element of every digital computer?the interference record also reveals that essential features of the spread-spectrum telecommunications techniques known as frequency-hopping and frequency-division multiplexing have their roots in the resulting patents. Furthermore, there are new disclosures by Tesla on the operation of his large high voltage radio-frequency oscillators at both the Houston Street laboratory and the Colorado experimental station. Rarely in the history of science do we encounter such opportunities to gain deep insight into the fundamental ideas and concepts of an esteemed scientist/inventor.

  Nikola Tesla's technological legacy
     The setting
Tesla-Fessenden U.S. Patent Office Interference Case Transcript
Remote Control and The AND Logic Gate
  The beginnings of remote control
     Remote-controlled devices
     Tesla's wireless-controlled boats
     Need for secure control
     Tesla's "individualization" concept
     Later contenders
     Guided weapons
  The AND logic gate
     Electronic elements
     Non-electronic elements
       Fluid logic elements
         Tesla turbine
     High frequency, high voltage, conjoint oscillations
       demonstrating the AND function
     Progenitor of the computer industry
     A. U.S. Patent No. 613,809, "Method and Apparatus for Controlling Mechanism of Moving Vessel or Vehicles," Nov. 8, 1898.
     B. U.S. Patent No. 645,576, "System of Transmission of Electrical Energy," Mar. 20, 1900.
     C. U.S. Patents, Nos. 685,953, 685,954, 685,955, and 685,956, Nov. 5, 1901, on utilizing effects transmitted through natural media.
     D. The AND logic-gate patents
       U.S. Patent No. 723,188, "Method of Signaling," Mar. 17, 1903.
       U.S. Patent No. 725,605, "System of Signaling," Apr. 14, 1903.
     E. U.S. Patent No. 787,412, "Art of Transmitting Electrical Energy Through the Natural Mediums," Apr. 18, 1905.
     F. "Inductorium"
     G. Tesla correspondence with Benjamin Franklin Miessner

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by Nikola Tesla, Leland I. Anderson

Pages: 124
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Year: 1998
ISBN: 0963601288
ISBN: 978-0963601285

Websites: www.tfcbooks.com/mall/more/381tele.htm

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.

Nikola Tesla's Teleforce Proposal
     Reader's Aid
     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
     Reader's Aid
     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"
  Teleforce Proposal
     Possibilities of Electrostatic Generators. By Nikola Tesla
     Tesla Correspondence to J. P. Morgan, Jr., November 29, 1934
  Telegeodynamics Proposal
     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"

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by Dale Pond, Nikola Tesla

Pages: 285
Publisher: The Message Company
Year: 1996/2007
ISBN: 1572820039
ISBN: 978-1572820036


One hundred years ago, scientist/inventor/philospher John Keely built various devices that were able to overcome gravity, tunnel through rock using a hend-held device, use acoustics to power engines, and create superconductivity by using wires made of gold, silver and platinum. Almost lost, this book compiles ten years of research by the editor/author that explains the technology used. Understandable to the laymen and useful to the most advanced researcher, the physics of sympathetic vibrations is the unification of many different scientific, engineering and philosophical disciplines into a new paradigm. This science demonstrates the commonality that underlies all phenomena vibration! This book will be fascinating to both laymen and the most advanced scientists. Maybe you will be the one to be able to duplicate some of the incredible machines that John Keely developed which were all but lost for a hundred years. This monumental work contains the mathematics and basic principles which can usher in a new awareness as well as new sources of energy.

From the Author
This book contains a vast collection of material on Keely and his work. In it has been included all the pictures and charts known to exist as of this date. I have also included all that we have been able to decipher of this wonderful new science and philosophy. There will be more discoveries and these will be published at a later date. The discoveries mentioned here demonstrate that Keely's science of Sympathetic Vibratory Physics is a wholistic approach to science and nature and reveals a wonderful order and simplicity. It is hoped readers will find a number of ideas and methods in these pages which they can apply to their current scientific work and research.

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by Nikola Tesla, Leland I. Anderson

Pages: 123
Publisher: Twenty First Century Books
Year: 1994
ISBN: 096360127X
ISBN: 978-0963601278
ISBN: 0963601210
ISBN: 978-0963601216

Websites: www.tfcbooks.com/mall/more/351ntl.htm

Following Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents. This book is the second in the four part Tesla Presents series containing previously unavailable material on the pioneering work of Nikola Tesla in field of radio frequency electrical engineering. While first delivered under the title "On the Streams of Lenard and Roentgen with Novel Apparatus for Their Use" the information presented in the lecture goes far beyond this topic. In addition to his opening remarks on X-ray discovery, a major portion of Tesla's commentary deals with the high power radio-frequency resonant power supplies of his own design, used in conjunction with his work. There are also clear descriptions of electro-mechanical stroboscopic instruments that Tesla designed for the measurement of frequency and phase.  Other topics include wireless receiving methods and the genesis of Tesla's 1937 particle beam tube.  During the talk Tesla had displayed approximately 120 drawings of specially constructed vacuum tubes, many being of the Lenard type and also the single-electrode type of his own design.  Among the drawings are tubes used in his wireless communications experiments. Enhanced photographs of these images are among the 32 illustrations which fill out this fine addition to the Tesla cannon.

Editorial Remarks

     Skirmishes on non-publication of lecture
Lecture Commentary
     High frequency apparatus
     Lenard and Roentgen rays
     Harmful actions from Lenard and Roentgen tubes
The Lecture:
     Section I ? Improved Apparatus for the Production of Powerful Electrical Vibrations; Novel Frequency Measurement Methods.
     Section I Addendum ? Wireless Telegraphy Receiving Methods.
     Section II ? The Hurtful Actions of Lenard and Roentgen Tubes.
     Section III ? The Source of Roentgen Rays and the Practical Construction and Safe Operation of Lenard Tubes.
     Contemporary reviews of lecture

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by Nikola Tesla, George B. Trinkaus

Pages: 28
Publisher: High Voltage Press
Year: 1919/1998
ISBN: 0970961847
ISBN: 978-0970961846

Websites: www.teslapress.com/catalog.html#ttw

Everything You Know is Wrong. By Nikola Tesla (1919), edited by Trinkaus. In Nikola Tesla's own words and in 20 illustrations, this is the inventor's final published statement on how radio, at the radical, really works. What is the true wireless? Tesla says the orthodox Hertzian radio we've been taught is a "fiction." He insists that the amount of energy that can be transmitted is "billions of times greater" than conventional radio would allow. Can we transmit electric power to our homes and workplaces without wires? Can the unsightly and fragile grid come down? Tesla says Yes. This article of 1919 has been completely reset and redesigned for clarity. Includes an introduction by Trinkaus, explanatory notes, and information sources. 21 illustrations.

"Tesla's final published statement on how radio really works... Tesla says the Hertzian radio we've been taught is "fiction." He insists that the amount of energy that can be transmitted is "billions of times greater" than conventional radio allows. Can we transmit power to homes/workplaces without wires to be free of the grid? Tesla?s convinced!" - TeslaTech

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by Nikola Tesla, Jeff Hayes

Websites: www.teslaengine.org/main.html#PIHE

This is not a photocopy of the original, as is available elsewhere, but instead a completely retypeset 95 page quality book that includes introduction, appendices and full index. This book contains abundant, full resolution photographs of Tesla's high voltage equipment and experiments. This historical treatise is included with membership when you Join TEBA at the Contributing or Sustaining membership level.

When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement, we must accept this as a physical fact. But can any one doubt to-day that all the millions of individuals and all innumerable types and characters constitute an entirety, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament; with ties inseparable. These ties we cannot see, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and still it grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only a part of a whole?


Of all the endless variety of phenomena which nature presents to our senses, there is none that fills our minds with greater wonder than that inconceivably complex movement which, in its entirety, we designate as human life. Its mysterious origin is veiled in the forever impenetrable mist of the past, its character is rendered incomprehensible by its infinite intricacy, and its destination is hidden in the unfathomable depths of the future. Whence does it come? What is it? Whither does it tend? are the great questions which the sages of all times have endeavored to answer.

Modern science says: The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future. From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom. Lord Kelvin, in his profound meditations, allows us only a short span of life, something like six million years, after which time the sun?s bright light will have ceased to shine, and its life-giving heat will be a lump of ice, hurrying on through the eternal night. But so not let us despair. There will still be left on it a glimmering spark of life, and there will be a chance to kindle a new fire on some distant star. This wonderful possibility seems, indeed, to exist, judging from Professor Dewar's beautiful experiments with liquid air, which show that germs of organic life are not destroyed by cold, no matter how intense; consequently they may be transmitted through the interstellar space. Meanwhile the cheering lights of science and art, ever increasing in intensity, illuminate our path, and the marvels they disclose, and the enjoyments they offer, make us measurably forgetful of the gloomy future.

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by Nikola Tesla, Bruce A. Perrault

Publisher: Nu Energy Horizons


This is a complete set of Tesla's Patents issued in the United States, Great Britain and Canada between 1886 and 1928, saved as images in .pdf format. The Acrobat 3.01 Reader for Win95 or Mac is included. This CD-ROM is also packed with articles and multimedia presentations related to Tesla's experiments, inventions, and the story of his life, including a transcript of the 1943 Marconi vs. the U.S. litigation on priority in radio. These files can be accessed directly off the disk with an easy to use automatic menu. 153 megabytes data on CD ROM.

I have tried to compile a broad range of information and media related to Nikola Tesla and hope that you find it a useful reference. The highlights of this collection are the complete text of a book about Tesla and a second work purported to be his Biography. The court records from the 1939 Marconi vs. Tesla case are in .txt format and you will find the FBI files in .txt and in .pdf formats interesting. You will also find articles on this cd about individual inventions as well as instructions for building some of Tesla's popular inventions.