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Before we went wireless : David Edward Hughes, FRS : his life, inventions, and discoveries (1829-1900)

Author: Ivor Hughes; David Ellis Evans
Publisher: Bennington, Vt. : Images from the Past, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The first biography of the brilliant inventor and practical experimenter in late 19th century telegraphy, telephony, metal detection, and audiology, British-born David Edward Hughes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: David Edward Hughes; David Edward Hughes; David Edward Hughes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivor Hughes; David Ellis Evans
ISBN: 9781884592546 1884592546 9781884592539 1884592538
OCLC Number: 671238329
Description: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Hughes Project --
Welsh roots --
The adventure begins --
Go west, young man, and seek your fortune --
Into the big league with both feet --
Can you read me now? : return to Britain and the Atlantic telegraph cable --
1858 --
Financial success at last --
If only we had a telephone, we could sort this out! --
A matter of life or death --
The etheric force --
The joyous years --
The rise of the theoreticians --
Last years and legacy --
Appendix 1, pt. 1: Technical details of the development of Hughes's first telegraph instrument during the 1850s --
Appendix 1, pt. 2: Technical details of the development of Hughes's improved telegraph instrument --
Appendix 1, pt. 3: Development of Hughes's telegraph instrument after 1860 --
Appendix 2: The Hughes electromagnet --
Appendix 3: The Hughes family in America from 1860.
Responsibility: Ivor Hughes & David Ellis Evans.

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"The first biography of the brilliant inventor and practical experimenter in late 19th century telegraphy, telephony, metal detection, and audiology, British-born David Edward Hughes"--Provided by publisher.

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