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Across the oceans : development of overseas business information transmission, 1815-1875

Author: Seija-Riitta Laakso
Publisher: Helsinki : Finnish Literature Society, 2007.
Series: Studia Fennica., Historica ;, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early 19th century, the only way to transmit information was to send letters across the oceans by sailing ships or inland by horse and coach ... Starting in the 1930s a network of steamships, railways, canals and telegraphs was gradually built to connect different parts of the world. This book explains how the rate of information circulation increased many times over as mail systems developed."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seija-Riitta Laakso
ISBN: 9789517469043 9517469047
OCLC Number: 182955088
Description: 459 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface; Business Perspectives in the History of Communications; Measurement of the Speed of Communications: Methods And Sources; Overseas Mail And Speed of Communications Before 1815; North Atlantic; The West Indies And South America; East India And Australasia; Conclusion; General Index; Ship Index.
Series Title: Studia Fennica., Historica ;, 13.
Responsibility: Seija-Riitta Laakso.

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