My Father Marconi

My Father Marconi

by Degna Marconi
     
 

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Guglielmo Marconi was a boy genius who was unable to gain admittance to university. Instead he set up a laboratory in the attic of his father's house and unravelled one of the great mysteries of the universe. The result was the invention of wireless communication: the radio. At first only a few feet separated the transmitter from the receiver. In the days that…  See more details below

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Guglielmo Marconi was a boy genius who was unable to gain admittance to university. Instead he set up a laboratory in the attic of his father's house and unravelled one of the great mysteries of the universe. The result was the invention of wireless communication: the radio. At first only a few feet separated the transmitter from the receiver. In the days that followed, he carried his experiments into the garden, out to the fields, and behind a hill. Often disparaged by the scientific community of the day, he persisted - spanning the Atlantic, circling the world. At Signal Hill in Newfoundland, in 1901, he picked the first transatlantic communication: the three dots representing the letter S in Morse. The next year, from Table Head near Glace Bay in Nova Scotia, he transmitted the first message across the ocean by wireless. More than any other man, Marconi made the twentieth century possible. In My Father, Marconi his daughter, Degna, recounts his scientific achievements. More important, she gives an intimate portrait of his turbulent personal life. Merging both his scientific and personal lives into one compelling history, author Degna Marconi recalls the turbulent existence of her father, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio. Unable to gain admittance to a university, child prodigy Marconi instead set up a laboratory in his father’s attic. These boyhood experiments led to the development of the radio. Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic wireless message in 1902.

Degna Marconi is the daughter of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Merging both his scientific and personal lives into one compelling history, author Degna Marconi recalls the turbulent existence of her father, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio. Unable to gain admittance to a university, child prodigy Marconi instead set up a laboratory in his father's attic. These boyhood experiments led to the development of the radio. Marconi transmitted the first transatlantic wireless message in 1902.

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ISBN-13:
2940026815029
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
620 KB

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