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Communications under the seas : the evolving cable network and its implications

Author: Bernard S Finn; Daqing Yang
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The technology of undersea communications, from stranded-wire telegraph cables in the 1850s to fiber-optic cables at the end of the twentieth century, and its social, political, and economic impact.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard S Finn; Daqing Yang
ISBN: 9780262012867 0262012863
OCLC Number: 916074373
Target Audience: Maestría
Description: 303 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Submarine telegraphy: a study in technical stagnation / Bernard Finn --
Bridging the gap: the cable and its challengers, 1918-1988 / Jonathan Reed Winkler --
Fiber-optic submarine cables: covering the ocean floor with glass / Jeff Hecht --
The International Telegraph Union: the cable companies and the governments / Jorma Ahvenainen --
The origins of Cable and Wireless Limited, 1918-1939: capitalism, imperialism, and technical change / Robert Boyce --
Small nation, international submarine telegraphy, and international politics: the Great Northern Telegraph Company, 1869-1940 / Kurt Jacobsen --
Je t'aime, moi non plus: the development of Atlantic submarine cables and the complexity of the French-American dialogue, 1870-1960 / Pascal Griset --
Strategic and military aspects of submarine telegraph cables, 1851-1945 / Daniel R. Headrick --
Submarine cables and diplomatic culture / David Paull Nickles --
Submarine cables and the two Japanese empires / Daqing Yang --
The geopolitical implications of communication under the seas / Peter J. Hugill.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang.

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