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Phonograph : sound on disk

Author: Bradley Steffens
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, ©1992.
Series: Encyclopedia of discovery and invention.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Traces the history of the phonograph, from the early days of the gramophone, to electrical recording, to stereo and digital sound." -- T.p. verso.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley Steffens
ISBN: 1560062223 9781560062226
OCLC Number: 26404240
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
The signature of sound. Léon Scott invents the phonautograph - Finding a way to make the phonautograph talk - A fruitless search for support --
Talking machine. An accidental discovery - Puzzling delays - Spurred to action - Thomas Edison builds and tests the first phonograph --
Phonograph versus graphophone. From dictation to talking dolls - The invention of the groove and floating stylus - Edison introduces his "perfected" phonograph - A startling announcement --
A new industry. Coin-operated entertainment. Consumers buy phonographs for home use - Sousa's marches sing - Disks replace cylinders --
Electric recording. The first electronic recording - Bell Telephone Company patents first all-electric phonograph - RCA Victor introduces "long playing" records - The war of the speeds --
Revolutions. Records on the airwaves - "Gold records" for sales of one million - The payola scandal rocks the recording industry - Recorded music opens new worlds --
Stereo. Two-channel recording on tape - Record companies put two channels of sound into one groove - Stereophonic phonographs are introduced - Stereo recordings become popular --
Digital sound. Computers and digital recordings - The first optical disk storage system - The compact disc arrives --
Glossary --
For further reading --
Works consulted --
Index --
About the author --
Picture credits.
Series Title: Encyclopedia of discovery and invention.
Responsibility: by Bradley Steffens.

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"Traces the history of the phonograph, from the early days of the gramophone, to electrical recording, to stereo and digital sound." -- T.p. verso.

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