A History of Communications: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet

A History of Communications: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet

by Marshall T. Poe
     
 

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A History of Communications advances a theory of media that explains the origins and impact of different forms of communication on human history.See more details below

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A History of Communications advances a theory of media that explains the origins and impact of different forms of communication on human history.

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“Based on a truly impressive range (as well as amount) of reading, arguing an original and convincing thesis, and written in a lucid and engaging style, this book deserves to reach a wide audience of students and scholars alike.” – Peter Burke, University of Cambridge

“The ambition and sweep of Marshall Poe’s analysis of media make it different from anything else I have read on the topic. Many modern ‘consumers’ of media, in all its forms, have a vague sense that technological advances are altering their sense of the world in ways they can’t fully appreciate in real time. Poe’s book is a big advance in helping citizens understand the opportunities and problems the new media landscape offers.” – James Fallows, The Atlantic

"A History of Communications is clearly a labor of love, and Poe brings the historian's craft to bear on it." -Science, Christopher Kelty

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511994098
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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