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Sound recording : the life story of a technology

Author: David Morton
Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Greenwood technographies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did one of the great inventions of the 19th century, Thomas Edison's phonograph, evolve into one the most culturally and economically significant technologies of the 20th and 21st centuries?
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Morton
ISBN: 0313330905 9780313330902
OCLC Number: 54972798
Description: xv, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Birth of recording --
Out of the laboratory --
The commercial debut of sound recording devices --
The introduction of discs --
Recording in the business world --
The heyday of the phonograph --
The talkies --
Records and radio in the United States --
The crucial 1930s --
Recording in World War II --
The postwar scene --
Hi-fi --
Revolution in the studio --
Mobile sound --
Cassette to compact disc --
Record companies versus the world --
Online music and the future of listening.
Series Title: Greenwood technographies.
Responsibility: David L. Morton, Jr.
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