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Publisher's Summary

Written in 1900 by Nikola Tesla, this book gives great ideas on automation, agriculture, energy, and increasing human output to improve the human condition.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ryan Jarvis

What listeners say about The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

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boring

textbook,dry,couldn't finish,found it as fun as watching paint dry and grass grow. Which is sad because Tesla is a fascinating subject. But this one really could have been presented better

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I Will Listen Again.....Maybe

Decent effort, but falls short on poor narration and monotone delivery. Each section or group of paragraphs should have had analogies or some hook to involve the listener. There were many points of interest, but it would take another careful listen to glean the information and then I would have to research on my own.

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Revolutionary!

Thanks! Paperback copy had tiny font, this helped so much. The narrator's "afterward" is interesting too.

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Magnificent book

I read the reviews before I purchased this audio book. One criticism was that it is read to fast. So, I slowed it down to .75 speed on Audible app. That fixed the ‘to fast’. The forward to this book is written by the narrator, Ryan Jarvis in 1955, the book was written in 1900. One thing that may confuse people is that Tesla talks about mass and velocity of the entire human race. We are not accustomed to mass and velocity talked about from any other point of view than an individual object. I will have to listen many more times to grasp the meaning conveyed. Seems best that a hard copy be at hand so I could see the diagrams described. David M Christopher

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Not recommended.

Difficult to Enjoy or focus on writing. Poorly read. Not engaging, rushed reading, various audio qualities. Unable to listen to this recording.

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Brilliant

Wish my brain was bigger so I could better understand more of the concepts discussed.

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The narrator was just reading the book. It made it so boring. Hope to return this one

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  • 08-09-17

Didn't need the opinion of the reader

I have read everything of Tesla's i can get my hands on and the book here was great, but it has a terrible sjw afterword that tells us we have to give up the fruits of our labour to others who don't contribute (socialism) which spoils the reading to be honest.