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Communications and Broadcasting: From Wired Words to Wireless Web
     

Communications and Broadcasting: From Wired Words to Wireless Web

by 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

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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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Children's Literature
There has been a massive evolution in communication and broadcasting methods since their initial inception almost two hundred years ago. This book provides a detailed history of both. It chronicles influential inventors and provides information about the development of their invention, as well as its connection to future inventions. Each of the inventions has contributed to societal changes that are also discussed in each chapter. The book begins with Samuel Morse and the electromagnetic telegraph. Subsequent chapters are about Alexander Graham Bell and Guglielmo Marconi�s wireless telegraphy, all of which educate readers about the development of point-to-point communication. Additional chapters about Thomas Edison, Edwin Armstrong, and Philo Farnsworth focus on their inventions that contributed to the advancement of broadcasting and media. The remaining chapters discuss Claude Shannon, Joseph Licklider, Tim Berners-Lee, and Howard Rheingold. These chapters discuss the digital age and the convergence of all previous communication and media methods. At the end of each chapter there is a time line and a listing of sources for additional information. The book concludes with a combined chronology, glossary, and an index. This book is an excellent source for anyone seeking in-depth information about the development of communication and broadcasting. It is part of the �Milestones in Discovery and Invention� series. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816057481
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Milestones in Discovery and Invention Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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