From the Wireless to the Web: The Evolution of Telecommunications, 1901-2001
Published to mark the centenary of the first trans-Atlantic radio signal, this book is a story of endeavour, from the discovery and development of early radio to the present forms of communication.
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Early communications Before 1901
Marconis gamble 1901
Spark transmission methods
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