Communication: From Hieroglyphs to Hyperlinks

Communication: From Hieroglyphs to Hyperlinks

by Richard Platt, Jonathan S. Adelstein
     
 

Communication explores the technologies that we use to share information and "talk" to one another, from the alphabet to television and the Internet. Learn about significant moments in communication history, such as the invention of the telephone and the origins of the World Wide Web. Discover how photography saves lives, how radio waves are used in space travel,

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Communication explores the technologies that we use to share information and "talk" to one another, from the alphabet to television and the Internet. Learn about significant moments in communication history, such as the invention of the telephone and the origins of the World Wide Web. Discover how photography saves lives, how radio waves are used in space travel, and how communication is used during times of war.

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Children's Literature
The "Kingfisher Knowledge" series is intended to "take readers into the heart of a subject" and to guide them "through a wealth of information" on a particular topic. In this volume, readers are invited to explore all the ways people communicate—from prehistoric man's grunts and gestures to today's use of the Internet. Learn about the dawn of communication which began long before humans appeared on earth. Read about the development of picture writing and alphabets and how the written word gets from person to person. And take a look at communication today—books, radio, television and movies as well as the Internet which makes communicating with someone on the other side of the world is as easy—if not easier—than talking to your next door neighbor. At the end of each chapter, readers will find summaries of the chapter's main points as well as links to websites, books and places to visit. A glossary and an index are found on the last pages. 2004, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 9 to 14.
—Anita Barnes Lowen
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Slim titles that provide basic information. Chapters in each book consist of a number of spreads that include several visuals of reproductions, photographs, and/or drawings of items and places mentioned in the texts. Most of the information is presented in paragraph-length summaries under separate headings and detailed captions. Archaeology discusses the science, explains what archaeologists do, and offers well-written quick information on sites around the world. Communication offers a broad overview of the topic from alphabets and animal communication to advertising and censorship. Animal begins with a double-page photo of rhinoceroses and is filled with pictures of Earth's large air, land, and sea creatures. Dinosaurs and mammoths are mentioned and many of the photos show a person next to the animal to show its relative size. All of the volumes include chapter summaries with definitions, two books for further reading, and a few Web sites-some with virtual tours. While these titles may not satisfy the demands of students writing in-depth reports, they will provide introductions to their topics.-Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780753457696
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
06/10/2004
Series:
Kingfisher Knowledge Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 10.71(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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