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Communications and Broadcasting, Revised Edition
  • Authored by: Harry Henderson
  • From the Series: Milestones in Discovery and Invention
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816057486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5748-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 384.21
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 224

Summary

Discover the behind-the-scenes stories of the inventors and inventions that primed the world for our current communications, media, and information explosion. Communications and Broadcasting, Revised Edition sets the scene with a look at the development and interconnection of scientific ideas: electromagnetism, leading to the telegraph and telephone; Maxwell’s wave theory, leading to radio and television; and communications and information theory, from Claude Shannon to the World Wide Web and beyond. In addition, there are engaging portraits of the inventors themselves—visionaries who were part scientist, part engineer, and part entrepreneur. Students will find out how they made modern communications possible, and how they repeatedly recast its media.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Appendixes. Sidebars. Glossary. General chronology. Chapter-specific chronologies and further readings. Web sites. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harry Henderson is a writer and editor specializing in subjects related to science, computer technology, mathematics, biography, and history. He is the author of Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology; Global Terrorism, Revised Edition; and Nuclear Physics.

Reviews and Awards

"...an excellent book for middle and high school students...very readable..."
NSTA Recommends

“…an excellent source for…in-depth information about the development of communication and broadcasting.”
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