Radio and Television

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Gareth Stevens, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Radio and Television explores the link between the invention of the telephone and telegraph and the advent of radio and television. Following a fascinating trail of step-by-step technological advances readers will trace the impact of radio on society as it united people through common listening experiences and ultimately made the world a smaller place. Readers will then learn about the evolution of television technology out of radio. From the early players in the broadcast industry who even then sensed the technological and economic potential benefits of radio and television, to the scientists whose imagination lighited some of the most influential industries of our time, to the latest advances in satellite and digital services and the applications they may have in years to come, this volume puts readers in touch with the past, present and future of instant communication. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Wired
4
Wireless
7
More Than a Wireless Telegraph
11
The Golden Age of Radio
18
Radio with Pictures
24
TV Goes Mainstream
33
Radio and TV Today and Beyond
38
Time Line
44
Glossary
45
For More Information
46
Index
47
Author Biography
48
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Michael Teitelbaum is the author of more 150 children's books including young adult and middle-grade novels, tie-in novelizations, and picture books based on characters, movies, and television shows such as Spiderman, Superman, and Avatar. He has worked with all the major trade children's publishers, including Scholastic, Little, Brown, Dorling Kindersley, Random House, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Disney, Reader's Digest, and HarperCollins. Michael's sports series, Backyard Sports, is based on the best-selling video game of the same name. He was also editor of Little League Magazine For Kids, and is the author of a two-volume encyclopedia on the Baseball Hall of Fame as well as Breaking Barriers; In Sports, In Life a character education program, based on the life of Jackie Robinson. Michael is the author of The Scary States of America, 50 short stories, one from each state, all about the paranormal, based on true events, published by Yearling. Michael's latest book,The Very Hungry Zombie, done in collaboration with artist Jon Apple, is a parody of a children's classic, published by Skyhorse.

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