The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses [NOOK Book]

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The History of Wireless reads like a novel. It chronicles the discoveries and inventions that led to today's mass market. Part I covers Volta, Faraday, Maxwell, Lodge, and Hertz--presenting crucial aspects of their work often missed by other biographers. Part II describes the development of the wired telegraph and telephone and how Marconi, Fessenden, de Forest, and Armstrong made them "wireless." It also covers the birth of radio and TV broadcasting and figures including Sarnoff, Farnsworth, and Zworykin. Part ...
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The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses

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Overview

The History of Wireless reads like a novel. It chronicles the discoveries and inventions that led to today's mass market. Part I covers Volta, Faraday, Maxwell, Lodge, and Hertz--presenting crucial aspects of their work often missed by other biographers. Part II describes the development of the wired telegraph and telephone and how Marconi, Fessenden, de Forest, and Armstrong made them "wireless." It also covers the birth of radio and TV broadcasting and figures including Sarnoff, Farnsworth, and Zworykin. Part III provides the most comprehensive history of mobile radio, cellular, and digital cellular found in one place. It features the latest wireless and smartphone technologies including 4G, MIMO wireless local area networks, and ambient light-powered color displays. The final chapter presents striking conclusions about the creative process in technology development.
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Editorial Reviews

Andrew Viterbi
The History of Wireless is an impressively researched chronicle of the discoveries and inventions that led to today's ubiquitous wireless environment. It presents facts and insights that even industry veterans will find fascinating. Best of all, Brodsky's lively narrative explores the nature and passion of inventors, scientists and engineers.
Chetan Sharma
[The History of Wireless] transports you to a front row experience of how the industry grew, each discovery made, each opportunity missed, and how each of the inventors over the past 200+ years through determination and foresight brought us the current day wireless industry. I wish the book was available when I was studying science and electrical engineering in school... The book is effective not only in capturing the history so beautifully but for drawing the lessons from successes and failures
Martin Cooper
Ira Brodsky tells the fascinating story of how the wireless technology that keeps us all in touch came to be. In this entertaining and authoritative account, he presents for the first time a comprehensive story of the scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs who made it happen. His book is a testimony to the genius and determination of those who accomplished what others said could not be done.
Stan Horzepa
I just put down a book that I had a hard time putting down: The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses by Ira Brodsky, KC9TC. Ira's book covers the history of radio communications from the days of spark to today's palm-sized wireless communicators. This book is unlike your typical history book; instead of a dry read, this book is an entertaining read and held my interest to the very end.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013601079
  • Publisher: Telescope Books
  • Publication date: 1/23/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 364 KB

Meet the Author

Ira Brodsky is a researcher, author, and publisher. He founded Datacomm Research in 1989, published dozens of reports on new technologies and markets, produced several trade conferences during the 1990s, and has consulted for clients in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Brodsky has been a regular contributor to publications including Network World, America's Network, Telephony, and Wireless Review. He has an Extra Class amateur radio license. Brodsky currently writes a blog on Personal Health Technology.
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