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From the wireless to the web : the evolution of telecommunications, 1901-2001

Author: Peter R Jensen
Publisher: Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the Wireless to the Web: The Evolution of Telecommunications 1901 to 2001 is a story of endeavour, from the discovery and development of early radio to the present forms of communication. It describes how there has been a series of technological developments and events that has led inexorably to the achievement of enhanced person-to-person communications, the Internet and the World Wide Web. The book marks the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jensen, Peter R.
From the wireless to the web.
Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2000
(DLC) 00456017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Jensen
ISBN: 0585355428 9780585355429
OCLC Number: 47008103
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Early communications (before 1901) --
Babbage--frustrated genius (the mid-1800s) --
Marconi's gamble (1901) --
Telecommunication (1901 to 1914). Feature: Spark transmission methods --
The Mawson expedition (1911 to 1912) --
Wireless in the First World War (1914 to 1918). Feature: Reception before the valve --
Radio dinosaurs (1918 to 1922) --
Communications developments (1918 to 1938). Feature: Farnsworth and Zworykin --
Waves in the air (1918 to 1939) --
Comptometry and analysis (1871 to 1939). Feature: Typewriters and data entry --
Radio at war (1939 to 1945) --
Codes, ciphers and colossus (1939 to 1945) --
Solid state and silicon chip (1945 to 1975). Feature: Values, reception and transmission --
Creation of the computer (1945 to 1975) --
Links in the Web (1901 to 1995) --
Communications on the move (1927 to the present). Feature: Hams and hackers --
Microcomputer revolution (1975 to the present) --
Micro-comms (Beyond 2000).
Responsibility: Peter R. Jensen.

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Published to mark the centenary of the first trans-Atlantic radio signal, this book is a story of endeavour, from the discovery and development of early radio to the present forms of communication.  Read more...

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