Communications: an International History of the Formative Years

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Author(s): R. W. Burns
Publication Year: 2004

The history of communications is extensive and this book explains how communications have evolved from the time of Aeschylus's Agamemnon (458 BC) to circa 1940. It discusses the essential factors - technical, political, social, economic and general - which have enabled modern communications to evolve from early primitive stages of development.

Inspec keywords: optical communication; telegraphy; telephone sets; television

Other keywords: high definition television; television developments; low definition television; wireless telegraphy; picture telegraphy; optical communications; signalling; telephone; international history; submarine telegraphy; electric telegraphy; point-to-point communications; sound broadcasting

Subjects: Communications

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