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A History of Telegraphy: Its History and Technology (I E E History of Technology Series): Its Technology and Applications (IEE History of Technology) [Kindle Edition]

K. G. Beauchamp

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This book records the growth of telegraphy over two centuries, depicting the discoveries and ingenuity of the experimenters and engineers involved, the equipment they designed and built, and the organisation, applications and effects on society.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9063 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (15 Jun. 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004BSF74G
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #909,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive history of telegraphy from a British viewpoint 1 Jan. 2002
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Format:Hardcover
This book, number 26 in the Institution of Electrical Engineers' History of Technology series, records the growth of telegraphy over two centuries, depicting the discoveries and ingenuity of the experimenters and engineers involved, the equipment they designed and built, and the organization, applications and effects on society. The two main phases - cable-based techniques that began in the early 19th century and then wireless transmission in the 20th century - parallel the changes in voice and information communications seen recently. Modern methods of data compaction, coding and encryption in today's communications all have their roots in the techniques of the telegraph pioneers. The book provides an excellent overview of telegraphy from the earliest mechanical systems to the beginnings of the Internet.
The history of submarine cables is well-covered in its own chapter of 47 pages; the bibliography in this chapter includes some useful references to more obscure sources. This chapter also includes information on early technology of submarine cables, the discovery of gutta percha insulation, the first cable to cross the English Channel and other short cables, the first oceanic cables, theory and techniques of transmission, Thomson's mirror galvanometer, cable-laying technology, the cables to North America, India, China and Japan, Africa, and Australia. Like the rest of the book, the submarine cable chapter contains many illustrations and diagrams from contemporary publications.
The book gives a comprehensive overview of the history of telegraphy; the extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter provide ample resources for more detailed research. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive book 9 Nov. 2006
By Ahmet Oral - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While I was preparing a paper to Bilisim'06 (Information and telecommunication technology conference - 2006) took place in Ankara, I needed some historical data concerning the first wireless installation in Turkey, and I found this book in the Internet. It is very comprehensive book giving the most important information concerning the deployment of wire and wireless telegraph network in the World as well as the first transmitter in Istanbul installed in 1912. I really recommend this book to the reseachers for history of telecommunications.
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