From Smoke Signals to Email

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From smoke signals to the Internet, our communication needs continue to change.

Describes the progress of communication from smoke signals used by early cultures to email and the Internet.

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Overview

From smoke signals to the Internet, our communication needs continue to change.

Describes the progress of communication from smoke signals used by early cultures to email and the Internet.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780793156
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Cover-to-Cover Informational Ser.
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

A Timeline of Important Events 4
Chapter 1 Spreading the Word in Early America 7
Chapter 2 Communication in the Colonies 11
Chapter 3 The Artist Who Turned Inventor 15
Chapter 4 Moving the Mail by Sea 21
Chapter 5 The Mail Travels by Land 23
Chapter 6 Snowshoe Thompson Delivers the Mail 30
Chapter 7 The Marvelous Machine of Christopher Sholes 32
Chapter 8 Talking over a Wire 36
Chapter 9 Messages on the Wing 42
Chapter 10 Marconi and the Wonderful Wireless 44
Chapter 11 America Calling, Are You There? 50
Chapter 12 Radio Comes to the American Home 53
Chapter 13 Television Comes to the American Home 55
Chapter 14 A Small Idea That Grew and Grew 57
Chapter 15 Communication Today 60
Glossary 61
Index 63
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