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Tesla Presents

The words of Nikola Tesla, with commentary by Leland I. Anderson.
The Tesla Presents series,
now available together as a complete set:
1. Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents
2. Nikola Tesla  Lecture Before The New York Academy of Sciences
3. Nikola Tesla  Guided Weapons & Computer Technology (hard cover or paperback)
4. Nikola Tesla's Teleforce & Telegeodynamics Proposals
321-TPS $72.00
321H-TPS $82.00 (Includes the hard cover edition of #3.)

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A series of four remarkable books in which Nikola Tesla presents, in his own words, through heretofore unpublished extended interview, lecture, legal deposition and proposal discourse, his accomplishments in the fields of high frequency alternating current power systems engineering, telecommunications, X-ray/material-stream emanations, and telemechanics.

Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents and Their Application to Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony, and Transmission of Power

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.  More

Nikola Tesla  Lecture Before the New York Academy of Sciences � April 6, 1897

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.  More

Nikola Tesla  Guided Weapons & Computer Technology

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 Teleforce & Telegeodynamics Proposals �
Limited Edition

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.  More

About the author
Leland I. Anderson is a technical writer and electrical engineer who lives in Denver, Colorado.
  His long-time interest in Nikola Tesla took root in the early 1950s, and his activities since then have resulted in his recognition as one of the world's foremost Tesla historians.  His works include the monographs Priority in the Invention of Radio, Tesla vs. Marconi and Ball Lightning & Tesla's Electric Fireballs, and the books Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents, Nikola Tesla�Lecture Before the New York Academy of Sciences, April 6, 1897, and Nikola Tesla's Teleforce & Telegeodynamics Proposals.

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