Communications and Broadcastingby Harry Henderson
Milestones in Discovery and Invention is an eight-volume set based on a simple yet powerful idea-that science and technology are integral to people's daily lives in terms of how they understand the world and each other. Combining biography scientific reasoning, and history, each volume describes the flow of scientific and technological ideas through the innovations that affected society and made further research possible.
Communications and Broadcasting, Revised Edition is a fascinating overview of 10 individuals who contributed significantly to the development of modern communications. Each chapter contains relevant information on the person's research, accomplishments, ethical or professional obstacles, and lasting contributions and concludes with a chronology and a list of particular print and Internet references.
The individuals (and their areas of research or accomplishment) profiled are: Samuel Morse (the electromagnetic telegraph), Alexander Graham Bell (the telephone), Thomas Edison (sound recording and motion pictures), Guglielmo Marconi (the wireless telegraph), Edwin Armstrong (radio broadcasting), Philo Farnsworth (television), Claude Shannon (information theory), Joseph Licklider (the Internet), Tim Berners-Lee (the World Wide Web), Howard Rheingold (virtual communities). Communications and Broadcasting, Revised Edition includes 40 black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, a glossary, a chronology of notable events, a list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Milestones in Discovery and Invention is an essential set for students, teachers, and general readers that provides insight into the human quest for understanding, exploration, andinnovation.
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