Samuel Morse and the Telegraph


Author: David Seidman,Rod Whigham,Charles Barnett, III

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736878982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6938

"In graphic novel format, tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated"--Provided by publisher.

Das viktorianische Internet

die erstaunliche Geschichte des Telegraphen und der Online-Pioniere des 19. Jahrhunderts


Author: Tom Standage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783907100721


Page: 246

View: 377

Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut


Author: James Gleick

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864142245

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 4271

Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

Charles Thomas Jackson, "the Head Behind the Hands"

Applying Science to Implement Discovery and Invention in Early Nineteenth Century America


Author: Richard J. Wolfe,Richard W. Patterson

Publisher: Norman Publishing

ISBN: 9780930405892

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 3335

Samuel F. B. Morse


Author: Samuel Finley Breese Morse,Edward Lind Morse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108074391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 598

View: 8971

First published in 1914, this two-volume collection, with commentary, illuminates the remarkable life of the telegraph inventor.



Author: Walter A. Hazen

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673363237

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 6643

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Alexander Graham Bell

Giving Voice to the World


Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402749513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 648

Profiles the inventor of the telephone, who was also a teacher of the deaf, co-founder of the National Geographic Society, and creator of the metal detector.

Discoveries and Inventions


Author: Antonio Cunillera

Publisher: Frederick Warne Publishers

ISBN: 9780723223429

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 1206

What Technology Wants


Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 3610

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.

Communications and Broadcasting


Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816035656

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 6172

Presents the history of modern communications and broadcasting through an overview of key inventions and their inventors including, among others, the telegraph and Samuel Morse, sound recording and Thomas Edison, and television and Philo Farnsworth.

The Excruciating History of Dentistry

Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces


Author: James Wynbrandt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466890142

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7200

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose whine rises in tandem with that of the drill, take note: You would do well to stifle your terror and instead offer thanks to Apollonia, the patron saint of toothache sufferers, that you face only fleeting discomfort rather than the disfiguring distress, or slow agonizing death oft meted out by dental-care providers of the past. The transition from yesterday's ignorance, misapprehension, and superstition to the enlightened and nerve-deadened protocols of today has been a long, slow, and very painful process. For example, did you know that: *Among the toothache remedies favored by Pierre Fauchard, the father of dentistry, was rinsing the mouth liberally with one's own urine. *George Washington never had wooden teeth. However, his chronic dental problems may have impacted the outcome of the American Revolution. *Soldiers in the Civil War needed at least two opposing front teeth to rip open powder envelopes. Some men called up for induction had their front teeth extracted to avoid service. *Teeth were harvested from as many as fifty thousand corpses after the Battle of Waterloo, a huge crop later used for dentures and transplants that became known as "Waterloo Teeth."

RF and Microwave Circuits, Measurements, and Modeling


Author: Mike Golio,Janet Golio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420006704

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

View: 4985

Highlighting the challenges RF and microwave circuit designers face in their day-to-day tasks, RF and Microwave Circuits, Measurements, and Modeling explores RF and microwave circuit designs in terms of performance and critical design specifications. The book discusses transmitters and receivers first in terms of functional circuit block and then examines each block individually. Separate articles consider fundamental amplifier issues, low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers for handset applications and high power, power amplifiers. Additional chapters cover other circuit functions including oscillators, mixers, modulators, phase locked loops, filters and multiplexers. New chapters discuss high-power PAs, bit error rate testing, and nonlinear modeling of heterojunction bipolar transistors, while other chapters feature new and updated material that reflects recent progress in such areas as high-volume testing, transmitters and receivers, and CAD tools. The unique behavior and requirements associated with RF and microwave systems establishes a need for unique and complex models and simulation tools. The required toolset for a microwave circuit designer includes unique device models, both 2D and 3D electromagnetic simulators, as well as frequency domain based small signal and large signal circuit and system simulators. This unique suite of tools requires a design procedure that is also distinctive. This book examines not only the distinct design tools of the microwave circuit designer, but also the design procedures that must be followed to use them effectively.



Author: Norman H. Finkelstein

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761426004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 6148

"An examination of the origin, history, development, and societal impact of the development of plastics"--Provided by publisher.

Essential Physics for Manual Medicine E-Book


Author: Martin Ferrier Young

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702050024

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 4687

A textbook that covers Physical concepts at a basic level for manual therapists specifically . Clinicians in general and manual therapists in particular have a need tounderstand certain, specific aspects of physics to an advanced level.However, many lack prior education in this area, with chemistry and biology 'A' levels being emphasized in terms of entrance requirements. Most textbooks aimed at this field concentrate exclusively on the physics underpinning biomechanics, but the level at which these books are pitched is often too high to allow understanding by students who have an inadequate background in the subject. This book acts, in part, as a primer to address this deficit. Students are also required to understand the basic physics underpinning physiology, biochemistry, radiography and therapeutics. This textbook will be a guide to these specialist areas of knowledge. This text will cover biophysics as a core subject to guide the potential clinician from total ignorance to complete mastery in the areas of physics pertinent to manual medicine and its related disciplines.

Review Of Digital Communication


Author: J. Das

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122411799

Category: Digital communications

Page: 646

View: 3383

With The Global Trends In Communication And Data Networks, Leading To Idn And Isdn, There Is A Special Need For A Comprehensive Book On Thestate-Of-The-Art In Digital Communication. In The Absence Of Such A Reference Book, Most Of Our Senior Professionals And Academics Find It Very Hard To Keep Themselves Abreast Of The Recent Developments Leading To Information Revolution And Digital Revolution. The Present Volume Is An Attempt To Fill This Gap.The Book Consists Of Ten Chapters, And Discusses Such Topics As, Principles Of Digital Modulation, Source Encoding, Data Transmission Through Cables And Optical Fibres, Digital Radio Including Satellite Communication, Data Networks And Digital Switching, Information Theory And Coding, Survival Of Communication Including Spread Spectrum Techniques, And Future Trends Including Isdn. Conceptually The Chapters Attempt To Discuss From A System Point Of View, A Total Digital Communication Network, E.G., Idn, And The Total Range Of Signal Processing Techniques Has Been Presented In Subsequent Chapters, Thus Maintaining A Continuity Of Thought From End-To-End.The Book Is, Therefore, Addressed To Both Professionals In Telecommunications And Senior Students In This Area.

1,000 inventions & discoveries


Author: Roger Francis Bridgman

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789488268

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 7647

Fascinating stories and vivid photographs and illustrations summarize one thousand notable inventions and discoveries of ancient and modern times, from 600,000 B.C. to the beginning of the twenty-first century A.D.

Document-Based Assessment Activities


Author: Cynthia Boyle,Blane Conklin,Kathleen Vest,Jeanne Dustman

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425806101

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 2280

Take students beyond textbook history to explore various people and events from ancient Egypt through the 20th Century using primary sources. Students will develop critical-thinking and essay writing skills as they analyze the various documents including photographs, posters, letters, maps, and more. Multiple social studies topics are included for grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12. A Teacher Resource CD is also included. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core State Standards. 344pp.

Inventions and Discoveries


Author: Peter Harrison,Peter Mellett

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754802136

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8443

Investigates the impact of inventions on everyday life and offers ideas for projects which explain the science of how things work.