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The history of television, 1880 to 1941

Author: Albert Abramson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes interviews with the scientists whose imagination and enterprise combined to make television a reality. This book covers early inventions, the first devices, early camera tubes, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abramson, Albert.
History of television, 1880 to 1941.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1987
(OCoLC)569820244
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Abramson
ISBN: 0899502849 9780899502847 9780786440863 0786440864
OCLC Number: 15366931
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Archaeology and Prehistory of Television: 1671-1879 --
2. Early Schemes and Inventions: 1880-1899 --
3. The First Devices: 1900-1911 --
4. "Distant Electric Vision": 1911-1920 --
5. The Early Camera Tubes: 1921-1924 --
6. The Mechanical Era Begins: 1925-1927 --
7. The Introduction of the Kinescope: 1928-1929 --
8. Back to the Laboratory: 1930-1932 --
9. The Iconoscope: 1933-1935 --
10. The London Television Service: 1936-1939 --
11. The First NTSC: 1940-1941.
Responsibility: Albert Abramson.
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"a massive quantity of research"--Library Journal; "voluminous documentation"--Choice; "an important book...[a] definitive history of the medium to World War II"--Communication Booknotes Quarterly.

 
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