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  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (19 Jan. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419621297
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419621291
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,027,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

This is not a deeply technical book and will therefore be of general interest. It is not a book for the specialist. It has a good deal of human content introduced through the lives of Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil, yet it also delves into the arms trade, the development of radio, the technology of spread spectrum and the mobile phone. All of the technical content is "approachable" so anyone with a slight interest in the rise of technology, particularly that universal phenomena the mobile phone, will find it a good and satisfying read.

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Hedy Lamarr was a famous Hollywood star and the first woman to appear naked on film. George Antheil was a piano player and composer. So just how did these two come to invent the latest technology used by the mobile phone? She was labelled "the most beautiful girl in the world" and he "the bad boy of music" yet way back in 1942 they took out a patent covering the vital radio technique that we now call spread spectrum.

This absorbing book traces the eventful and sometimes scandalous lives of Hedy and George. It tells the fascinating story of radio and the ongoing battle to make it secure and of similar quality to wired communication. Spread spectrum emerges from that battle to become the solution of choice for anything from mobile phones to wireless computer networks.

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