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Old 05-14-2018, 04:20 AM
Ernst Ernst is offline
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Tesla Lecture Illustrated

On May 20th, 1891 Nikola Tesla delivered an epic lecture before the American Institute of Electrical Engineers titled: Experiments with Alternate Currents of Very High Frequency and Their Application to Methods of Artificial Illumination

I think this is a most brilliant lecture. Today we can still read its text, but a lecture, and especially one by Nikola Tesla, is so much more than just text. Tesla liked to throw in some stunning demonstrations, and since in his days there was no youtube all that is now lost.

Today a small fraction has been recovered. Kyle dell'Aquila has added hundreds of illustrations to this text that will take you back in time and give you a glimpse of what this lecture may have looked like.
This is all combined into a beautiful soft cover photobook that is now available on
You can also download a PDF, but this is the kind of book that you want to be able to hold in your hands. It is a must have for all who are interested in Tesla. In fact, to use Tesla's own words:
There is no subject more captivating, more worthy of study, than nature. To understand this great mechanism, to discover the forces which are active, and the laws which govern them, is the highest aim of the intellect of man.


Last edited by Ernst; 05-14-2018 at 04:42 AM. Reason: Got the date wrong
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