The Worldwide History of Telecommunications

The Worldwide History of Telecommunications

Anton A. Huurdeman

The first complete background of the data Age... how we acquired there and the place we're going

The trade of data is vital for either the association of nature and the social lifetime of mankind. until eventually lately, conversation among humans used to be roughly restricted by means of geographic proximity. this day, because of ongoing techniques in telecommunications, we are living in a knowledge Age the place distance has ceased to be a drawback to the sharing of ideas.

The Worldwide heritage of Telecommunications is the 1st entire historical past ever written at the topic, protecting each element of telecommunications from a world standpoint. In transparent, easy-to-understand language, the writer provides telecommunications as a uniquely human success, depending on the contributions of many inventive inventors, discoverers, physicists, and engineers over a interval spanning greater than centuries.

From the crude signaling equipment hired in antiquity all of the option to today’s electronic period, The around the globe heritage of Telecommunications good points whole and interesting insurance of the groundbreaking ideas that experience served to make telecommunications the biggest on the earth, including:

  • Optical telegraphy
  • Electrical telegraphy through wires and cables
  • Telephony and phone switching
  • Radio transmission technologies
  • Cryptography
  • Coaxial and optical fiber networks
  • Telex and telefax
  • Multimedia applications

Broad in scope, but transparent and logical in its presentation, this groundbreaking publication will function a useful source for someone concerned or simply inquisitive about the ever evolving box of telecommunications.

AAP-PSP 2003 Award Winner for excellence within the self-discipline of the "History of Science"

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