Nikola Tesla has become some sort of a star in the geek culture so it seems like a good idea to review one of books about him. “My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla” is the name of this new edition of the classic book about Nikola Tesla, his life and inventions. To be more precise, the content of the book was largely drawn from a series of articles that Nikola Tesla had written for Electrical Experimenter magazine in 1919. So let’s take a deeper look at this book.
Author: Nikola Tesla
Publisher:SoHo Books (2013)
Reviews: 42 customer reviews
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Ok, so firstly, a little bit of info about the man himself. Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system. Tesla started working in the telephony and electrical fields before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison. He soon started his own career by setting up laboratories/companies to develop a range of electrical devices.
So despite Tesla being one of the greatest and most influential inventors, his life story is mostly unknown to many. Not many people know anything more about Tesla than his famous inventions of A/C current, whereas his other ideas like the wireless communication, futuristic communication devices and even physics theories are unknown. Luckily, this compact 96 page book covers all the basics including the descriptions and the stories behind such advancements as his work on electromagnetism and electromechanical engineering, establishment of robotics, remote control, radar, computer science, expansion of ballistics, nuclear physics, and even some theoretical physics. Of course, as the title implies, it is an autobiography, so naturally there will be a lot of content on Tesla’s life, his personality and his long road to success.
Overall, I would recommend this book for anyone, who’s trying to learn about Nikola Tesla. Surely you can find longer and more thorough biographies out there, but this one is quite special, as most of the material is written by Tesla himself, thus the book will suit the tastes of the history buffs and engineering lovers as well.
Category: General Science Books