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The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers

Standage, Tom (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780802716040 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0802716040 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 233 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2007.

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General Note: Originally published: United States : Walker & Company, 1998.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [218]-221) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The mother of all networks -- Strange, fierce fire -- Electric skeptics -- Thrill electric -- Wiring the world -- Steam-powered messages -- Codes, hackers, and cheats -- Love over the wires -- War and peace in the global village -- Information overload -- Decline and fall -- Legacy of the telegraph -- Epilogue -- Afterword (c2007).
Summary, etc.: The telegraph revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty-first. Standage describes the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and 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.
Subject: Telegraph History
Telegraph History 19th century
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