The Worldwide History of Telecommunications
The first comprehensive history of the Information Age... how wegot there and where we are going
The exchange of information is essential for both theorganization of nature and the social life of mankind. Untilrecently, communication between people was more or less limited bygeographic proximity. Today, thanks to ongoing innovations intelecommunications, we live in an Information Age where distancehas ceased to be an obstacle to the sharing of ideas.
The Worldwide History of Telecommunications is the firstcomprehensive history ever written on the subject, covering everyaspect of telecommunications from a global perspective. In clear,easy-to-understand language, the author presents telecommunicationsas a uniquely human achievement, dependent on the contributions ofmany ingenious inventors, discoverers, physicists, and engineersover a period spanning more than two centuries.
From the crude signaling methods employed in antiquity all theway to today’s digital era, The Worldwide History ofTelecommunications features complete and fascinating coverageof the groundbreaking innovations that have served to maketelecommunications the largest industry on earth, including:
Broad in scope, yet clear and logical in its presentation, thisgroundbreaking book will serve as an invaluable resource for anyoneinvolved or merely curious about the ever evolving field oftelecommunications.
AAP-PSP 2003 Award Winner for excellence in the discipline ofthe "History of Science"
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Evolution of Telecommunications Up to 1800
Evolution of Telecommunications from 1800 to 1850
Optical Telegraph Systems Worldwide
Evolution of Telecommunications from 1850 to 1900
Evolution of Telecommunications from 1950 to 2000
Coaxial Cable Transmission
Optical Fiber Transmission
Evolution of Telecommunications from 1900 to 1950
Electromechanical Telephone Switching
HighFrequency Radio Transmission