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BOOK REVIEW: "Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity" by David J. Kent

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BOOK REVIEW: Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity by David J. Kent  (Sterling) 2013

Far before becoming the name of an automaker, Nikola Tesla was once one the best inventor/researcher of his time, more than 100 years ago. The author of Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity David J. Kent describes in an interesting way Tesla’s amazing life through texts, quotations, original photos and drawings.

Tesla (originally from what is now modern-day Croatia) is perhaps the most charismatic and enigmatic scientific of all the time, often ununderstood at his time and today often unknown, Tesla continues to arouse fierce passions.

Tesla was a visionary trying among others to build a system for producing free energy, he thought that unlimited and renewable energy was the future, and he was right. A century later renewable energies also called "green energies" those coming from solar, wind and geothermic sources are taking the lead when put against fossil fuels.

And today, after all these wars for controlling oil and gas productions around the world, one can see how much time has been wasted to provide the opportunity for some people and corporations to make a lot of profit. It just reminds me the novel Island by Aldous Huxley where the island of Pala is under the predation of corporations to control its oil resources.

But Tesla’s works was even going much farther we the possibility to produce energy directly from the ether, an unlimited and totally free energy far the of the constraints encountered in others green energy.

Energy from the ether could be produced anywhere at any time. And still today the subject is sensitive with pros and cons debating about it whenever possible. But the facts are here and more and more scientists are experimenting in this direction with the hope that one-day free energy will be accessible to everyone.

Tesla's helicopter-plane patent.

There is another intriguing part in this book, the Tesla’s flying machine, designated “helicopter- plane” in 1928, a precursor of the flying automobile, which didn’t find any success at the time.

However, it is interesting that no one has seen the similarity between the Tesla’s helicopter-plane and the famous Mayan spaceship founded on a lid of the sarcophagus in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico.

Sarcophagus lid of an ancient Maya king at Palenque, Mexico.

This interesting engraved stone shows someone who looks to pilot a rocket or aircraft that can be shown vertically or horizontally such as the Tesla’s flying machine. Was Tesla inspired by the Palenque spaceman?

Not possible, even if Palenque ruins were already studied and visited by scientists before Tesla designed his aerial transportation system, the Temple of the Inscriptions, where the sarcophagus was discovered, was visited only in 1952, decades after Tesla last patent.

"Tesla the Forgotten" is today back on the news with his name used by one the most famous automaker, Tesla founded by Elon Musk in 2008, even if the automaker can’t be compared to what Tesla did in his career, it at least helps to not forgot the man and his legacy, a revenge against his best enemy - Thomas Edison.

Simple and easy to read, the book Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity by David J. Kent is great for one who doesn’t know the story of the mythic scientist but one should not expect any new revelations on Tesla.

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