Nikola Tesla: Resources
by Ron Kurtus (revised 5 November 2000)
The following books and web sites are resources on Tesla's life. (If you know of other good resources, let me know about them.)
Web sites with interesting biographical information on Tesla include:
Tesla's Life - Short biography and links
Tesla - Master of Lightning - Excellent site from the U.S. Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
Tesla Memorial Society of New York - Good background of Tesla, including information on his inventions
Zoran's Tesla Pages - Interesting stories and pictures of Tesla
Also, Tesla's career was intertwined with that of Edison and Westinghouse:
The following books may be purchased from Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla and David H. Childress; Adventures Unlimited Press (1993) $13.56 - Information on Tesla's patents and especially on his high energy electricity experiments, as well as some of his far-out theories
In Search of Nikola Tesla by F. David Peat; Ashgrove Press (1998) $9.56 - Scientific information on Tesla's wireless power transmission theories plus speculation on his thought processes
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Ben Johnston (Editor); Hart Brothers Publishing (1982) $7.95 - The primary source for all Tesla biographers, tracing his career through a maze of sensationalism and controversy
Wizard : The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla : Biography of a Genius by Marc J. Seifer; Citadel Press (1998) $15.96 - An excellent non-technical book detailing the life, inventions, personality and tribulations of this great scientist
Nikola Tesla's Earthquake Machine by Pond, Daumgartner and Baumgartner; Message Company (1995) $16.95 - Details and plans for building a working model of the Tesla Oscillator, intended to create artificial earthquakes; A somewhat technical book
Nikola Tesla: A Spark of Genius by C. Dommersmuth; Lerner Pub. (1994) $25.26 - The life and career of an eccentric but brilliant inventor and pioneer in the field of electricity; For grades 5-9
If you have any other good resources on Tesla, let us know.
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