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When old technologies were new : thinking about electric communication in the late nineteenth century

Author: Carolyn Marvin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study describes how two late 19th-century electronic technologies - the telephone and the electric light - were publicly envisaged both by specialized engineering trade journals and the popular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Marvin
ISBN: 0195044681 9780195044683 0195063414 9780195063417
OCLC Number: 15109205
Description: 269 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Carolyn Marvin.
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