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Wizard:

Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

Author : Marc Seifer

Release : 1998-05-01

Publisher : Citadel

ISBN : 0806535563

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“The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century . . . fascinating.”--Scientific American Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla’s creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls. This essential biography is illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including the July 20, 1931, Time magazine cover for an issue celebrating the inventor’s career. “A deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science--likely to become the definitive biography. Highly recommended.”--American Association for the Advancement of Science “Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age.” --Publishers Weekly Starred Review “[Wizard] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole....I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist.” --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS “[Along with A Beautiful Mind] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly disturbed.”--WALL STREET JOURNAL “Wizard is a compelling tale presenting a teeming, vivid world of science, technology, culture and human lives.”--NEW SCIENTIST “Marc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century...mak[ing] us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived....[A] masterpiece.”--NELSON DEMILLE “The author presents much new material...[and] bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources....Underneath the layers of hero worship, the core of Seifer's book is a serious piece of scholarship.” --Ronald Kline, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN “Seifer has done a remarkable job going through all the Tesla manuscripts...ferret[ing] out hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in which he traces out Tesla's public image [and] offers a reasonable reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world...Seifer has significantly advanced our understanding of Tesla.”--Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, for ISIS “It is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the world as the most authoritative of all the Tesla researchers.”--J.W. McGINNIS, President, International Tesla Society “Far and away the best job among Tesla biographies.”--Jeffrey D. Kooistra, INFINITE ENERGY “Wizard is...utterly absorbing with chapters charting all stages of Tesla's life...Seifer treats his prodigious subject with sympathy and realism.”--NEXUS “Wizard...presents a much more accurate...picture of Tesla.... [It] is thorough, informative, entertaining and a valuable addition to electrotechnological history, past and future.”--ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES “In modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like Wizard.”--THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tesla: Wizard at War

In this revelatory new book, the author of the award-winning international bestseller Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla delves deeper into the groundbreaking ideas and astonishing mind of one of the greatest geniuses of modern times ...

Author : Marc Seifer

Release : 2021-04-27

Publisher : Citadel Press

ISBN : 0806540982

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In this revelatory new book, the author of the award-winning international bestseller Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla delves deeper into the groundbreaking ideas and astonishing mind of one of the greatest geniuses of modern times . . . “In a few years hence, it will be possible for nations to fight without armies, ships or guns, by weapons far more terrible to the destructive action and range of which there is virtually no limit. Any city at any distance whatsoever from the enemy can be destroyed by him and no power on Earth can stop him from doing so.” —Nikola Tesla, circa 1925 Drawing on forty years of research and a treasure trove of new information, Tesla: Wizard at War provides a comprehensive view of Tesla’s discoveries, which continue to influence today’s military technology and diplomatic strategies. One of the world’s leading Tesla experts, Marc J. Seifer offers new insight into the brilliant scientist’s particle beam weapon (aka the “Death Ray”) and explores his military negotiations with pivotal historical figures—including his links to Joseph Stalin, Vannevar Bush, General Andrew McNaughton, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. From Tesla’s role in the origins of Star Wars technology and his dynamic theory of gravity, to the real purpose behind the iconic tower at Wardenclyffe, this is an eye-opening account of Tesla’s projects, passions, and ambitions—and an illuminating, important study of one of history’s most intriguing figures.

Nikola Tesla

Chapter 4 Page 39, line 10: Mark J. Seifer. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola
Tesla. New York: Citadel Press, 1998, p. 33. Page 40, line 4: My Inventions, p. 50.
Page 41, line 2: “Tesla Says Edison Was an Empiricist.” The New York Times.

Author : Michael Burgan

Release : 2009-01-01

Publisher : Capstone

ISBN : 0756540860

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A biography of Nikola Tesla, physicist, inventor, and electrical engineer.

Electrical Wizard

An introduction to the pioneering ideas of a leading contributor to modern electrical engineering includes coverage of such topics as his rivalry with Thomas Edison, his innovations in the field of alternating current and his history ...

Author : Elizabeth Rusch

Release : 2013

Publisher : Candlewick Press

ISBN : 0763658553

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An introduction to the pioneering ideas of a leading contributor to modern electrical engineering includes coverage of such topics as his rivalry with Thomas Edison, his innovations in the field of alternating current and his history-changing role in the development of such inventions as remote controls, fluorescent lights and cell phones.

Transcending the Speed of Light

An expert on the inventor Nikola Tesla and also in the field of graphology, Marc
Seifer has lectured at West Point Military Academy, ... Staretz Encounter: A Psi-Fi
Thriller (novel), and the biography Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla.

Author : Marc Seifer

Release : 2008-08-13

Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN : 1594772290

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The space-time continuum of physics ignores the realm of the mind. But consciousness is unconfined by space or time and represents a higher organizing principle, a fifth dimension, that transcends the speed of light. Marc Seifer examines relativity, ether theory, precognition, telepathy, and synchronicity, all from the perspective of the conscious universe.

War of the Currents

Thomas Edison vs Nikola Tesla Stephanie Sammartino McPherson. 43 Jonnes ...
AC/DC, 177. 51 New York Times, “Niagara's Power in Buffalo,” November 17,
1896. ... Seifer, Marc J. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla. New York: ...

Author : Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Release : 2012-11-01

Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN : 1467701408

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In the early 1880s, only a few wealthy city dwellers enjoyed electric lighting in their homes. Everyone else had to make due with dirtier and more dangerous lighting technology, such as kerosene lanterns and gas lamps. Eager companies wanted to be among the first to supply electric power to more Americans. The early providers would set the standards—and they would reap great profits. Inventor Thomas Edison already had a leading role in the industry: he had invented the first reliable electrical light bulb. By 1882, his Edison Electric Light Company was distributing electricity using a system called direct current, or DC. But an inventor named Nikola Tesla challenged Edison. Tesla believed that an alternating current—or AC—system would be better. With an AC system, one power station could deliver electricity across many miles, compared to only about one mile for DC. Each inventor had his backers. Business tycoon George Westinghouse put his money behind Tesla and built AC power stations. Meanwhile, Edison and his DC backers said that AC was dangerous. They said that AC could easily electrocute people, so it should power the newly invented electric chair. Edison believed this negative association would sway public opinion toward DC power. The battle over which system would become standard became known as the War of the Currents. This exciting book tells the story of that war, the people who fought it, and the ways in which both kinds of electric power changed the world.

Remote Control

4 Nikola Tesla, “Method of and Apparatus for Controlling Mechanism of Moving
Vessels or Vehicles,” US Patent 613,809, ... 5 Marc J. Seifer, Wizard: The Life and
Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius (Secaucus, NJ: Carol, 1996), 195.

Author : Caetlin Benson-Allott

Release : 2015-01-29

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN : 162892344X

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily lives. Caetlin Benson-Allot looks back on the remote control's material and cultural history to explain how such an innocuous media accessory has changed the way we occupy our houses, interact with our families, and experience the world. From the first wired radio remotes of the 1920s to infrared universal remotes, from the homemade TV controllers to the Apple Remote, remote controls shape our media devices and how we live with them. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in the The Atlantic.

Fermi’S Paradox Cosmology and Life

M. Kidger, Astronomical Enigmas: Life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem, and Other
Milky Way Mysteries (2005). 3. M. J. Seifer, Martian Fever (1895–1896) Wizard :
the life and times of Nikola Tesla: biography of a genius (Secaucus, New Jersey,
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Author : Michael Bodin

Release : 2014-10-24

Publisher : Trafford Publishing

ISBN : 1490749209

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In a universe as large as this, it would be surprising if earth was the only inhabited planet. Everything we know about cosmology today, suggested that life should be common. Almost certainly some of that would be similar to ourselves, and would also probably be using radio technology in much the way that we do. We should be able to pick up these signals, with the powerful radio telescopes we have today, and the surprising thing is that after 50 years of continuous listening, we have not yet detected a single one. Fermis paradox relates to this finding, but in its original form, was posed as a question, as to why, in a universe such as this, we have no knowledge of the extraterrestrial life which should be common. Many answers have been proposed, none of them satisfactory, and this book looks at the changes which have taken place since Fermis day, both with respect to the origin and evolution of life, and the advancing trends in modern cosmology, to provide current information from which readers can form their own opinion. The author presents a personal view, which is hypothetical and speculative, but consistent with facts nonetheless.

Crystal Night

You have woven such minute detail into the tapestry or rather web of the novel. It lives for me, that is the [Germany] and times I remember. I rush through supper to get comfortable on the sofa with The Book. I just can't put it down.

Author : Marc Seifer

Release : 2019-04-11

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ISBN : 9781093545777

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CRYSTAL NIGHT is the sequel to DOPPELGANGER, a book which opens with the wedding of ace reporter, Rudy Styne, to Chessie Barnsworth, the love of his life who happens to be quite pregnant. At the wedding, Abe Maxwell, an elderly Jewish gentleman with a heavy German accent insists that their child obtain a bris, when Rudy does not even know that he may in fact be Jewish. During their honeymoon, Rudy and Chessie travel to Germany and that is where he runs into his look-alike, one Rolf Linzman, son of industrialist Gunter Linzman, owner of MB Airways, a successful offshoot of Lufthansa. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩The back story, continues the tale of the Maxwells, a German Jewish family struggling to maintain their elite airline during WWI, through the air-war, flying with Hermann Göring and the Red Baron in the first novel and continuing their struggle through the rise of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust through WWII in CRYSTAL NIGHT. The modern story continues the saga of Rudy Styne, still on the trail of a master hacker threatening to take over the Internet. On a personal level, Rudy is also searching for his birth parents somehow linked to the Maxwells, and this mysterious Abe Maxwell, who in turn, is suing Gunter Linzman, the father of Rudy's doppelgänger to try and get back his long-lost airline, now a billion dollar off-shoot of Lufthansa. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩The overall presentation of the trials that faced a Jewish-German family during the rise of Anti-Semitism... is stirring on how the triumph of faith and spirit, can overcome the suffering of a strong, resilient people during one of the darkest periods in modern history. .... You are a masterful storyteller. Edith Moraglia, New York City reader⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩I had to tell you how much I am enthralled with CRYSTAL NIGHT! You are an incredible chronicler your knowledge is vast! You have woven such minute detail into the tapestry or rather web of the novel. It lives for me, that is the [Germany] and times I remember. I rush through supper to get comfortable on the sofa with The Book. I just can't put it down. Gloria McMurrough, Admissions Office, Roger Williams University. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩Starring in the 5-part mini-series THE TESLA FILES and featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired Magazine on Coast to Coast Radio, the BBC, All Things Considered and American Experience, Marc J. Seifer is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Saybrook University. Author of the acclaimed biography WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA, and a Wall Street Journal Best-selling author, Dr. Seifer is a retired psychology professor from Roger Williams University. Google his YouTube/Vimeos for each title of The Rudy Styne Quadrilogy as he explains an overview of (1) RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW, (2) DOPPELGANGER, (3) CRYSTAL NIGHT and (4) FATE LINE.

The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame:

Wizard: The life and times of Nikola Tesla; Biography of a genius. Secaucus, NJ:
Carol Publishing Group. Soyfer, V. (1994). Lysenko and the tragedy of Soviet
science. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Stacy, A., Widaman, K.,
and ...

Author : Daniel H. Wilson

Release : 2008-08-01

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN : 0806535644

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Muwahahahaha! Dr. Frankenstein. Marie Curie. Dr. Moreau. Captain Nemo. They're the most fascinating minds of all time--and now a science guru has teamed up with an expert in human psychology to coax them out of their laboratories and onto the analyst's couch. Real and fictional, famous and infamous, crazy and just crazily driven, these brilliant men and women exhibit a list of neuroses almost as impressive as their extraordinary accomplishments. At last, you can explore their early fixations, their ambitions, their successes and failures, and the particular quirks that have granted each induction into the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, including: • Dr. Evil: Megalomaniacal doctor with antisocial personality disorder (and pathological dislike of his own son, Scotty) • Nikola Tesla: Real-life mad scientist with obsessive compulsive disorder (and he talked to aliens) • Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Brilliant doctor gone bad, suffering from multiple personality disorder (and a penchant for strong chemical cocktails) • Lex Luthor: Villain and supergenius with manic mood disorder (and premature baldness) Witty, illuminating, and thoroughly entertaining, this one-of-a-kind book offers irrefutable proof that success, super-intelligence, and a mantelpiece full of Nobel prizes is no guarantee of sanity. Praise for Daniel H. Wilson "Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long have made an exhaustive study of the evil mind. It is complete, pulls no punches, and reveals secrets that have hitherto remained hidden. It is for these reasons that I must liquidate them. Great book!" --Mike Myers, aka Dr. Evil from Austin Powers "Forget about John Connor--it's Daniel H. Wilson who is going to save us from the Terminators." --Forbes on How to Survive a Robot Uprising "A tribute to the far-fetched ideas that often drive progress." --Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, for Where's My Jetpack?

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes

Quoted in Francis Ellington Leupp, George Westinghouse: His Life and
Achievements (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1918), 277. 3. Ibid., 149. 4. Ibid.,
255. 5. Quoted in Marc J. Seifer, Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla:
Biography of a ...

Author : Brion McClanahan

Release : 2012-11-12

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1596988061

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As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self–made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller were robber–barons and corporate polluters. Instead of honoring great men from America’s past, kids today now idolize rock stars, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities. In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes, author Brion McClanahan rescues the legendary deeds of the greatest Americans and shows why we ought to venerate heroes like Captain John Smith, adventurer Daniel Boone, General Robert E. Lee and many more. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes not only resuscitates America’s forgotten heroes, but sheds light on the Left’s most cherished figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Kennedys. With biting wit and devastating detail, McClanahan strikes back against the multicultural narrative peddled by liberal historians who make heroes out of pop culture icons and corrupt politicians. In America’s hour of peril, McClanahan’s book is a timely and entertaining call to remember the heritage of this great nation and the heroes who built it.

Rocket States: Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination

Imagining Apocalypse: Studies in Cultural Crisis. Houndmills, Basingstoke,
Hampshire and London: MacMillan Press, Ltd., 2000. Seifer, Mark J. Wizard: The
Life and Times of Nikola Tesla. New York: Citadel Press, 1998. Shakespeare,
William ...

Author : Fabienne Collignon

Release : 2014-07-31

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN : 1623569427

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Rocket States crosses the disciplines of Cold War Studies, American Literature, American Studies and Cultural Studies. The particular attraction of this study lies in the combination of its range-close textual and visual analysis of the correlations between land and weaponry, set firmly within its political and cultural contexts-with its unique analytical approach. The book offers a synthesis between history, theories of technology, theories of space, popular culture, literary study and military science. It illuminates a variety of literary texts from key writers and thinkers such as Pynchon, Stephen King, Norman Mailer, and Tom Wolfe, while also invoking figures like Nikola Tesla, James Webb, Batman and Ronald Reagan. Organised topographically, according to how missile technology manifests itself differently in particular locations, Rocket States's geographical targets are Colorado, Kansas, Cape Canaveral and New York, variously titled 'Excavation', 'Preservation', 'Evacuation' and 'Transmission'. It advances through these states roughly chronologically, beginning in the late 1940s and early 1950s and coming to an end in the first part of the 21st century. Collignon's argument is concerned with identifying the recurring figures and fantasies of the Cold War: the dome or parabola as sheltering techno-form; the fictions of total security adapting to constantly changing targeting strategies; gadget love; closed, freezing worlds. As such, Rocket States analyses by what processes the Cold War is frequently literalised in its weapons installations and how these facilities, in turn, shape dreams of containment, survival, escape and techno-supremacy.

Rasputin's Nephew: The Rudy Styne Quadrilogy

"The Soviet Union has collapsed.

Author : Marc J. Seifer

Release : 2016-08-15

Publisher : Doorway Press

ISBN : 9781931261173

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Seeing the Future New Novel Focuses on Premonitions and Terrorism in Near Future NEW YORK CITY, NY - Sometime in the near future, a New Age movement makes telepathy and telekinesis real world possibilities, and a reporter experiences one of these psychic powers. He is then thrust into a secret plot that threatens all humanity in the new novel, Rasputin's Nephew: A New Age Thriller (now available through Doorway Press), by Marc J. Seifer. Rasputin's Nephew takes the reader into the not-so-distant future, where terrorism threatens the nation and premonition is reality. Rudy Styne is a reporter for Modern Times Magazine, who wakes one morning from a strange, foreboding dream. Later in the day, the dream comes true, and Rudy is left bewildered. He decides to get to the bottom of these premonitions by doing an article for the magazine on the subject. He travels to Bhutan to meet with an avatar and then interviews Abdullah Manu, a renowned Egyptian superpyschic who can move objects with his mind and read people's thoughts. Along the way, Rudy uncovers a heinous plot to topple the West with an army of cybernetic soldiers. At an international symposium on psychotronics in Italy, Rudy and his girlfriend, Chessie Barnsworth, meet the amiable neurophysicist Dr. Imo Bern. Rudy and Chessie are shocked to learn that the young doctor is an associate of notorious ex-KGB agent Georgi Boshtov, who they suspect is in charge of the brutal crusade to destroy the West. It is a race against time and a test of minds as Rudy dashes to stop Boshtov from destroying the western world, but Rudy tumbles deep into trouble when he learns to his horror that he is the next target. Can he save the future? Only Rasputin's Nephew can reveal the answer. Seifer has been featured on AP International TV, and in such publications as The Washington Post, New Scientist, The Economist, Rhode Island Monthly and The New York Times. A handwriting expert and an authority on inventor Nikola Tesla, Seifer has lectured at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the United Nations, LucasFilms Industrial Light & Magic and West Point Military Academy. With articles in Wired, Civilization, Psychiatric Clinics of North America and Cerebrum, his book Wizard: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla was boxed and starred by Publisher's Weekly, and is "Highly Recommended" by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Seifer is a handwriting expert and retired psychology professor from Roger Williams University. Our book is listed on coast-to-coast! http: //www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2016/07/10

Project Sunshine

... Pickard (Phoenix, 2006), ISBN: 9780753820902 The Wizard of Menlo Park:
How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World, Randall E. Stross (Three
Rivers Press, 2007), ISBN 9781400047635 Wizard: Life and Times of Nikola
Tesla, ...

Author : Steve McKevitt

Release : 2013-03-13

Publisher : Icon Books Ltd

ISBN : 1848315627

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It’s an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour’s worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet’s food and energy needs for an entire year. Project Sunshine tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the ‘solar economy’, harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on ‘fossilised sunshine’ in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race’s complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today – chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically – before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.

FATE LINE

Refusing, he is sent to jail for contempt of court. Follow the action in FATE LINE: A Graphological Murder Mystery.

Author : Marc J. Seifer

Release : 2017-01-13

Publisher : Goose River Press

ISBN : 9781931261203

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NYC: Venerated handwriting expert Jacob Bruno is asked to restrict testimony yet swear an oath to God to tell the whole truth. Refusing, he is sent to jail for contempt of court. Follow the action in FATE LINE: A Graphological Murder Mystery.

Patently Contestable

On Tesla, see Jonnes, Empires of Light; Marc J. Seifer, Wizard: Life and Times of
Nikola Tesla (Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1998); Margaret Cheney, Tesla: Man
out of Time (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001). 70. Robert Friedel and Paul ...

Author : Stathis Arapostathis

Release : 2013-04-12

Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN : 0262313421

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An examination of the fierce disputes that arose in Britain in the decades around 1900 concerning patents for electrical power and telecommunications. Late nineteenth-century Britain saw an extraordinary surge in patent disputes over the new technologies of electrical power, lighting, telephony, and radio. These battles played out in the twin tribunals of the courtroom and the press. In Patently Contestable, Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday examine how Britain's patent laws and associated cultures changed from the 1870s to the 1920s. They consider how patent rights came to be so widely disputed and how the identification of apparently solo heroic inventors was the contingent outcome of patent litigation. Furthermore, they point out potential parallels between the British experience of allegedly patentee-friendly legislation introduced in 1883 and a similar potentially empowering shift in American patent policy in 2011. After explaining the trajectory of an invention from laboratory to Patent Office to the court and the key role of patent agents, Arapostathis and Gooday offer four case studies of patent-centered disputes in Britain. These include the mostly unsuccessful claims against the UK alliance of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison in telephony; publicly disputed patents for technologies for the generation and distribution of electric power; challenges to Marconi's patenting of wireless telegraphy as an appropriation of public knowledge; and the emergence of patent pools to control the market in incandescent light bulbs.

Fate Line

This story takes the reader to an incest cult in Utah, to a psychic troupe touring the Northeast and back to New York City where Jacob Bruno is involved in another forgery case that leads to manslaughter.

Author : Marc Seifer

Release : 2019-04-11

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ISBN : 9781093555332

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Handwriting expert and Holocaust survivor, Jacob Bruno has his life take a fateful turn when asked to restrict testimony on a forgery case, yet swear an oath to God to tell the whole truth. Conflicted, the old graphologist takes on the haughty Judge Wellingham and pays a big price, fined $10,000 and put in jail for contempt of court. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩ In covering this lightning rod case, Modern Times ace reporter, Rudy Styne, expects it to become a cover story, when out of nowhere, a nine-year-old up and coming ice skater and cover-girl darling, Jay Jay Martin, is kidnapped from her home in Bountiful Utah. With a hundred reporters flocking to the state, and Rudy''s court story pushed to the back burner, Rudy requests to join the herd, particularly when it is revealed that there is a ransom note implicating the ice skater''s father, corporate megastar, Skipper Martin. Who else would be best to compare the father''s handwriting to the ransom note than Jacob Bruno? ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩ OUTSIDE READER REVIEWSI have read quite a number of novels but not many are both educational and entertaining as FATE LINE is. Thanks to the inclusion of graphologists, astrologers, palmists and scientists, I learned a lot about these fields.... The plote-line was so cleverly twisted and intrinsic that it was actually impossible for me to put the book down. Melchi Asuma⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩FATE LINE by Marc J. Seifer, is an amazingly complex novel. The author masterfully interweaves many subplots, all of them enthralling and ultimately connected to each other. There are many things I loved about FATE LINE, but the characters are, probably, my favorite. Not a single one of them could be labeled as ordinary. You will meet graphologists, a palm reader, an art expert, a hypnotist and several other fascinating personalities. All of them are well-developed and even the backstories explain their behavior.... The plot is engaging from beginning to end, action-packed and full of twists and turns that will get the reader absolutely hooked. Lunastella ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩ Marc Seifer has constructed a dizzyingly complex tale which involves a love affair between palm reader Max Minkowski, and a young graphologist and Jacob Bruno protégé, Sarah Calloway. This story takes the reader to an incest cult in Utah, to a psychic troupe touring the Northeast and back to New York City where Jacob Bruno is involved in another forgery case that leads to manslaughter. Can Rudy Styne find the kidnapper or solve the murder? Will the hit man kill again or get off scot-free? Find out in FATE LINE: A Graphological Murder Mystery. ⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩"An often engaging thriller series... that''s worth a read." Kirkus Reviews⟨br⟩ ⟨br⟩Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author of WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA, BIOGRAPHY OF A GENIUS is Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D. Star of the 5-part mini-series THE TESLA FILES available on HuLu, Dr. Seifer has been hailed as a great story teller. His creation of the RUDY STYNE QUADRILOGY is the result of over 30 years research and writing. Embedded in each tale are real events spanning such topics as psychic warfare, history of flight, flying with the Red Baron during WWI, the real history of the Miracle at Dunkirk and the understanding of the onset of WWII from both the Jewish and German perspective, forensic handwriting investigation and details of what it is like for an expert to testify in court. The contemporary side of each story follows our hero, Rudy Styne, ace reporter for Modern Times Magazine as he seeks to solve a murder in each case. Featured in The New York Times, Wired Magazine on Coast to Coast Radio, the BBC and American Experience, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Saybrook University, Marc J. Seifer is a retired psychology professor from Roger Williams University. Google his YouTube/Vimeos for each title as he explains an overview of (1) RASPUTIN''S NEPHEW, (2) DOPPELGANGER, (3) CRYSTAL NIGHT and (4) FATE LINE.

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Nikola Tesla: life and work of a genius, Belgrade: Yugoslav Society for the
Promotion of Scientific Knowledge Nikola Tesla, 1976. Seifer, Marc, Wizard: the
life and times of Nikola Tesla, Secau- cus, N.J.: Carol Pub., 1996. Tesla, Nikola,
The ...

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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.

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In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of ...

Author : W. Bernard Carlson

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Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was one of America's first celebrity scientists, enjoying the company of New York high society and dazzling the likes of Mark Twain with his electrical demonstrations. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. Even at the end of his life when he was living in poverty, Tesla still attracted reporters to his annual birthday interview, regaling them with claims that he had invented a particle-beam weapon capable of bringing down enemy aircraft. Plenty of biographies glamorize Tesla and his eccentricities, but until now none has carefully examined what, how, and why he invented. In this groundbreaking book, W. Bernard Carlson demystifies the legendary inventor, placing him within the cultural and technological context of his time, and focusing on his inventions themselves as well as the creation and maintenance of his celebrity. Drawing on original documents from Tesla's private and public life, Carlson shows how he was an "idealist" inventor who sought the perfect experimental realization of a great idea or principle, and who skillfully sold his inventions to the public through mythmaking and illusion. This major biography sheds new light on Tesla's visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his most important technological breakthroughs.

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True Warnings and False Alarms. Wash., D.C.: Resources for the Future, 2004
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Learn: how Hans Christian Andersen wore out his welcome with Charles Dickens; how Lewis Carroll's love for Alice in Wonderland went sour; how Walt Disney killed his mother; how Thomas Edison tried to pollute the world; why Alexander Hamilton lost his duel with Aaron Burr; how J. Edgar Hoover let the mafia grow; how Abe Lincoln violated the Constitution; how General William T. Sherman targeted civilians; why Charles "Lucky" Luciano had to go; how Nikola Tesla was cheated by Thomas Edison / 163 source notes / Indexed / 13 point text for easy reading.