The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century 's on-line Pioneers

Full Title The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century 's on-line Pioneers
ISBN 0802716040
ISBN13 9780802716040
Publisher Walker & Company
Authors Tom Standage
Overview

A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses-the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first Internet, which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.

The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

Dimensions 5.71 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 0.74 (d)
Subjects History of Technology
Telecommunications Technology

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