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The Best Books About Nikola Tesla

April 9, 2018
Best Books About Tesla

“What are the best books about Nikola Tesla?” We looked at 83 of the top Tesla books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 11 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Nikola Tesla” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 70+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 11 Nikola Tesla Books



11 .) Famous Scientific Illusions by Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Ranker

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10 .) Light and other High Frequency Phenomena by Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Tesla Memorial Society

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9 .) Nikola Tesla and his Pioneering Work in Electrical Science by Slavko Boksan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Tesla Society
  • Tesla Universe

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8 .) Nikola Tesla, Colorado Springs Notes 1899-1900 by Aleksandar Marincic

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Tesla Memorial Society

Due to his demonstration of wireless communication through radio, Nikola Tesla was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers in America. In the United States, Tesla’s fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. This book consists of Tesla’s research for the practical development of a system for wireless transmission of power (electricity) — the transmission of power from station to station. The notes are highly detailed, and clearly show his transmitting electricity without wires by means of his magnifying transmitter. A must-read for anyone interested in Tesla’s revolutionary experiments with transmitters.

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7 .) Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla by John J. O’Neill

Lists It Appears On:

  • Tesla Memorial Society
  • Sanjin Dumisic

Tesla’s eccentric personality gives his life story the quality of the strangest romance. He made his first million before he was forty, yet gave up the royalties on his profitable invention as a gesture of friendship, and died almost in poverty. In this penetrating study of the life and inventions of a scientific superman, the life of Tesla is revealed.

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6 .) The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla by Jim Glenn

Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Tesla Memorial Society

“The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla” brings together in one volume all of Tesla’s patents issued in the United States. These patents have been arranged in chronological order by date of application. This presentation offers new meaning to Tesla’s work by providing a logical sequence of the inventor’s thought processes in the development of new principles, some of which are still in advance of today’s technology.

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5 .) The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Ranker

Nikola Tesla’s Electricity Unplugged is a unique anthology of hand-picked Tesla articles, arranged historically, which presents overwhelming and convincing evidence for the reality of Tesla’s high efficiency, low cost wireless power transmission. Following in the footsteps of the editor’s first book in the series, Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature, Dr. Tom Valone’s book chronologically traces the original intention that Nikola Tesla had for his wireless electricity and how he updated and expanded upon it later on, with reprints of his key articles, to the recent genius engineers and physicists who are now finally bringing this last and most elusive, highly advanced Tesla technology into reality.

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4 .) The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla by Thomas Commerford Martin, Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Ranker

During the early twentieth century, the eccentric and brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla blazed the path that electrical development followed for many years to come. This fascinating illustrated record of Tesla’s pioneering work gathers many of his most famous findings and theories, allowing contemporary readers to experience the amazing range of his thinking. It includes lectures, articles, and discussions—particularly those bearing on polyphase motors and the effects obtained with currents of high potential and high frequency—and gives us a rare glimpse of a genius at work.

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3 .) The Tesla Papers by Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Ranker

In the tradition of The Fantastic Adventures of Nikola Tesla, The Anti-Gravity Handbook and The Free Energy Device Handbook, science and UFO author David Hatcher Childress takes us into the incredible world of Nikola Tesla and his amazing inventions. Tesla’s rare article, ‘The Problem of Increasing Human Energy with Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy’ is included. This lengthy article was originally publishing in the June 1900 issue of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and it was the outline for Tesla’s master blueprint for the world. Tesla’s fantastic vision of the future, including wireless power, anti-gravity, free energy and highly advanced solar power.

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2 .) Wizard, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla by Marc J. Seifer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Tesla Memorial Society
  • Tesla Universe

Nikola Tesla, credited by many as the inspiration for radios, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. “Wizard” is the definitive biography of this founding father of modern technology of photos .

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1 .) My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Ranker
  • Sanjin Dumisic
  • Tesla Memorial Society
  • Tesla Society

“Written by Nikola Tesla at the age of 63, this autobiography is a fascinating glimpse into the interior life of a man who may have contributed more to the fields of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead, a man certainly possessed of genius, and one who some consider the most important man of the 20th century.

My Inventions is a firsthand account not only of the art and science behind the conception, execution, and reception of Tesla’s most famous inventions but of his early life and first creative efforts as well. History buffs, science enthusiasts, backyard inventors, and anyone who has ever dared to dream big will be thrilled to hear this engaging, informative, and uniquely humorous autobiography.”

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The 70+ Additional Best Books About Nikola Tesla



 

# Books Author Lists
(Titles Appear On 1 List Each)
12 A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers and Other Essays Nikola Tesla Ranker
13 AIDS the Last Great Plague Nikola Tesla, Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn, Walter Russell Ranker
14 Articles Nikola Tesla Ranker
15 BRILLIANT!: THE BLINDING ENLIGHTENMENT OF NIKOLA TESLA Electric Electric Company Theatre Indigo
16 Collected Articles and Lectures Nikola Tesla Ranker
17 Colorado Springs Notes, 1899–1900 Nikola Tesla Ranker
18 Correspondence with relatives Nikola Tesla Ranker
19 DR. NIKOLA TESLA BIBLIOGRAPHY Leland I. Anderson and John T. Ratzlaff
Tesla Universe
20 ELECTRICAL WIZARD: CANDLEWICK BIOGRAPHIES: HOW NIKOLA TESLA LIT UP THE WORLD Elizabeth Rusch Indigo
21 ELECTRICAL WIZARD: HOW NIKOLA TESLA LIT UP THE WORLD Elizabeth Rusch Indigo
22 Empires of Light, Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race To Electrify The World Jill Jonnes
Tesla Memorial Society
23 Executioner’s Current Richard Moran
Tesla Memorial Society
24 Experiments With Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency Nikola Tesla Ranker
25 Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature Thomas Valone
Tesla Memorial Society
26 IN THE MATTER OF NIKOLA TESLA: A ROMANCE OF THE MIND Anthony Flacco Indigo
27 INVENTIONS, RESEARCHES AND WRITINGS OF NIKOLA TESLA Thomas Commerford Martin
Tesla Universe
28 Inventors And Discoverers, Changing Our World National Geographic Society
Tesla Memorial Society
29 Lectures, Patents, Articles, 1856-1943 Nikola Tesla Ranker
30 Lightning In His Hand, The Life Story of Nikola Tesla Inez Hunt and Wanetta W. Draper,
Tesla Memorial Society
31 LIGHTNING STRIKES: TIMELESS LESSONS IN CREATIVITY FROM THE LIFE AND WORK OF NIKOLA TESLA John F. Wasik Indigo
32 Massage With Occurrence Of High Frequency – Pamphlet Nikola Tesla Ranker
33 Miscellaneous Writings Nikola Tesla Ranker
34 MODERN RESONANCE TRANSFORMER DESIGN THEORY Durlin Cox (D. C. Cox)
Tesla Universe
35 Moji pronalasci Nikola Tesla Ranker
36 MY INVENTIONS AND OTHER WRITINGS Nikola Tesla Indigo
37 Nikola Tesla Tagebuch Aus Strassburg
Tesla Memorial Society
38 Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents and Their Application To Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony and Transmission of Power Leland I. Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
39 Nikola Tesla, A Spark of Genius Carol Dommermuth-Costa
Tesla Memorial Society
40 Nikola Tesla, Correspondence with Relatives Nikola Tesla Museum
Tesla Memorial Society
41 Nikola Tesla, Guided Weapons & Computer Technology Leland I. Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
42 Nikola Tesla, Memorandum book on the occasion of his 80th anniversary Institute Nikola Tesla Foundation
Tesla Memorial Society
43 Nikola Tesla, The European Years D. Dan Mrkich
Tesla Memorial Society
44 NIKOLA TESLA: AFTERLIFE COMMENTS ON PARAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS, VOLUME ONE: NEW DEFINITIONS AND… Francesca Thoman Indigo
45 NIKOLA TESLA: AFTERLIFE COMMENTS ON PARAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS: VOLUME THREE, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL FIELD… Francesca Thoman Indigo
46 NIKOLA TESLA: HIS INVENTIONS, RESEARCHES AND WRITINGS Martin, Thomas Commerford Indigo
47 Nikola Tesla: Lecture before the New York Academy of Sciences Leland I. Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
48 NIKOLA TESLA’S ELECTRICITY UNPLUGGED: WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF POWER AS THE MASTER OF LIGHTNING… Tom Valone, PhD Indigo
49 On Electricity Nikola Tesla Ranker
50 On Light And Other High Frequency Phenomenon Nikola Tesla Ranker
51 Patenti Nikola Tesla Ranker
52 Priority in the Invention of Radio, Tesla vs. Marconi Leland Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
53 Selected Patent Wrappers from the National Archives Nikola Tesla Ranker
54 Tesla Tad Wise
Tesla Memorial Society
55 Tesla Branimir Jovanovic
Tesla Society
56 Tesla said Nikola Tesla Ranker
57 Tesla, Man Out Of Time Man Out Of Time
Tesla Memorial Society
58 Tesla, Master of Lightning Master of Lightning
Tesla Memorial Society
59 Tesla: Spirit, Vision and Achievement Branimir Jovanovic
Tesla Society
60 Tesla: Spirit, Vision and Achievement’s Jasmina Vujic
Tesla Society
61 Tesla: The Celibate Scientist Kate Beaton Tor
62 TESLA’S ESSAYS ON ROENTGEN RAYS Nikola Tesla Indigo
63 Tesla’s Letters Jeffrey Stanley
Tesla Memorial Society
64 The Devil in the White City Erik Larson
Tesla Memorial Society
65 The Essential Tesla Nikola Tesla Ranker
66 The Illustrated Tesla Nikola Tesla Ranker
67 The Invention of Everything Else Samantha Hunt Tor
68 THE LOST JOURNALS OF NIKOLA TESLA: HAARP – CHEMTRAILS AND THE SECRET OF ALTERNATIVE 4 Tim Swartz
Tesla Universe
69 The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century, Nikola Tesla, Forgotten Genius of Electricity Robert Lomas
Tesla Memorial Society
70 The Problem of Increasing Human Energy Nikola Tesla Ranker
71 THE TESLA COIL DESIGNER Walt Noon
Tesla Universe
72 The Tesla Collection
Tesla Society
73 The True Wireless Nikola Tesla Ranker
74 THE TRUTH ABOUT TESLA: THE MYTH OF THE LONE GENIUS IN THE HISTORY OF INNOVATION Christopher Cooper
Tesla Universe
75 THE VERY BEST FROM THE ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER 1916-1917 Various Authors
Tesla Universe
76 The Wireless Tesla Nikola Tesla Ranker
77 Transmission of power Nikola Tesla Ranker
78 TRUE WIRELESS Nikola Tesla Indigo
79 Universal Laws Never Before Revealed: Keely’s Secrets Nikola Tesla Ranker
80 Very Truly Yours, Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla Ranker
81 WHO WAS NIKOLA TESLA? Gigliotti, Jim Indigo
82 X-Ray Vision Nikola Tesla Ranker
83 ZAP! NIKOLA TESLA TAKES CHARGE Monica Kulling Indigo


7 Best Nikola Tesla Biography Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
Indigo Nikola Tesla
Ranker Nikola Tesla – Books/Stories/Written Works
Sanjin Dumisic 2 favorite best books about Nikola Tesla
Tesla Memorial Society Books and Writings about Nikola Tesla
Tesla Society The Greatest Books on Nikola Tesla
Tesla Universe Nikola Tesla Books
Tor Our Favorite Tesla-Inspired Fiction & Art

 

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