Innovation and the Communications Revolution

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  • Year: 2002

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBNS0300

  • ISBN: 978-0-85296-218-3

  • Pagination: 336pp.

  • Stock Status: In stock

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This book provides a fascinating account of the origins and development of the technology that has transformed telecommunications and broadcasting and created the Internet. It depicts this remarkable human achievement by identifying the key innovators whose ideas created today's world of communications, from the Victorian scientists and mathematicians to the present day engineers.

Written in a highly readable style, this book shows the impact of each innovation upon today's world of communications technology, and looks to the future for the innovations to come. The author writes from a unique position as he was a principal player in the development of 20th Century telecommunications engineering.

Book review

"This is a book that should be in every secondary school library and would make an excellent introductory text for many undergraduate courses in many branches of engineering. It deserves a wide audience" (Colin Gaskell, December 2002).

"Anyone who already knows a lot about communications and is interested in history will find this book absorbing" (Laszlo Solymar, Times Higher Educational Supplement, May 7th 2004).

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