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Global communications since 1844 : geopolitics and technology

Author: Peter J Hugill
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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He traces the steps that led to the British surrender of world hegemony to the United States at the end of World War II.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Hugill
ISBN: 0801860393 9780801860393 0801860741 9780801860744
OCLC Number: 39800730
Description: xvii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Information Technology, Geopolitics, and the World-System --
2. Telegraphy and the First Global Telecommunications Hegemony --
3. "The Whole World Kin": Telephony and the Development of the Continental Polity to 1956 --
4. Radio Telegraphy, Radio Telephony, and Interstate Competition, 1896-1917 --
5. Challenges to British Telecommunications Hegemony: Continuous Wave Wireless --
6. Military Uses of Radio Communication: The Development of Communications, Command, and Control --
7. Communications, Command, and Control in the War in the Air: Radar, World War II, and the Slow Transition to American Power --
8. Telecommunications and World-System Theory.
Responsibility: Peter J. Hugill.
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