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This is an excellent resource for those who wish to learn about Tesla's experiments. The notes are highly detailed, and clearly show his attempts at transmitting electrical energy without wires by means of his magnifying transmitter.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 8.2" Height: 1" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2007
ISBN 9562914623 ISBN13 9789562914628
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More About Nikola Tesla
Inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) emigrated to the United States from his native Croatia in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison. He contributed to the development of the alternating-current electrical system, which made the universal transmission and distribution of electricity possible. George Westinghouse purchased the patents to Tesla's induction motor and made it the basis of the Westinghouse power system, which underlies the modern electrical power industry.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nikola Tesla: Colorado Springs Notes, 1899-1900?
Poor publishing, post-it notes to "correct" printing errors. Oct 1, 2007
The quality of this book from the OUTSIDE looks great. The inside, however, has much to be fixed.
This NEVER should have been released to the public with such errors, and sloppy "fixing" by pasting small pieces of paper saying "this should be on page 41" and the like. Some information is missiong that SHOULD be in the book somewhere. If it is, I cant find it. Not everything is translated, and messy handwritten notes, while interesting, add nothing to the book other than nostalgia because they arent translated.
I'd love to see a book published in a dual-page format that isn't a mess like this one. I'd be willing to pay much more.
I feel I was cheated because of the price of this book.
Worth the money - a true Tesla Tome! Sep 4, 2007
I was actually shocked when I received the book. For once someone has taken Tesla's notes, interpreted them, and put forth a true scientific understanding and explanation of his work complete with appropriate mathematical calculations. The book is hard bound and printed on the highest quality of paper and the photographs are simply superb. It is truly a book for the REAL researcher, scientist, and/or Tesla fan!
Excellent work Tesla Museum! This is a must have tome for any true Tesla-phile. It will be the envy of my collection!
While I give this 5 stars... Aug 25, 2007
This was not the development period of his now secret work. For the ten years prior to Pike's peak Tesla lived in NY and while trying to prove Hertz's claims Tesla accidentally discovered 'radiant energy' in a different form. This (after 10 years) led him to learn how to stimulate energy by an 'electro-static event." Later his focus was on understanding how to capture the energy from the electro-static event and then convert it back into normal electricity. It was in Pike's peak (the period this book covers) that he develops new hardware for the already understood event that he wished to reproduce, just on a massive scale. Pike's peak was the preamble to the famous tower and first working prototype of it.
Rocky Mountain Prophet Aug 6, 2002
Tesla's time at Colorado Springs is THE critical period in his life. In his Notebook, we have Tesla in his own words, shifting effortlessly between startlingly original technical suppositions and his characteristic cosmic imaginings. His occasional lapses into reverie, particularly in regards to the fantastic lightning displays in Colorado-both man-made and naturally occurring, hint at the visionary's relationship with electricity on a level far beyond the technical. An inventor by trade, Tesla reveals a passionate fixation with his medium that makes his work personal. In his autobiography, Tesla mentions that as a child he was tortured by continuous lightning-like, prismatic displays whenever he closed his eyes. Later in life, Tesla would raise the shades in his Manhattan office only during lightning storms, at which point he would ask any others to leave, recline on a couch and, according to his trusted secretary, discourse out loud with himself. Perhaps his project was a Proustian one, relishing the real world display of what was once his childhood affliction. In any case, the Colorado Notebooks hint at much and reveal little. Simply, the man was a mystery and he will ever remain so.
Magnifying! Feb 12, 2000
This is an excellent resource for those who wish to study about Tesla's experiments. The notes are highly detailed, and clearly show his attempts at transmitting electricity without wires by means of his magnifying transmitter. I also find it a very good insight into the inventor's mind.
For those studying Tesla and his methods, the technical notes are very rewarding, although the casual reader might have some difficulty with the text.