Cooke and Wheatstone

Author: Geoffrey Hubbard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135028494
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Originally published in 1965. Charles Wheatstone collaborated with William Cooke in the invention and early exploitation of the Electric Telegraph. This was the first long distance, faster-than-a-horse messenger. This volume gives an account of the earlier work on which the English invention was founded, and the curious route by which it came to England. It discusses the way in which two such antagonistic men were driven into collaboration and sets out the history of the early telegraph lines, including work on the London and Birmingham Railway and the Great Western Railway.

Media Technology and Society

Author: Brian Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134766335
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Challenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a constant play-off between social necessity and suppression: the unwritten law by which new technologies are introduced into society only insofar as their disruptive potential is limited.

The Audible Past

Author: Jonathan Sterne
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822330134
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DIVCultural study of the development of sound technology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from telephones and stethoscopes to record players./div

Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS

Author: Brian Bowers
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 9780852961032
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Charles Wheatstone was one of the leading electrical engineers of the mid-nineteenth century. This fascinating biography celebrates the bicentenary of his birth, and draws on information about the family business as well as letters, including correspondence with Cooke and Faraday.

Connecting the Nineteenth Century World

Author: Roland Wenzlhuemer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025281
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A revealing insight into the links between globalization and the technological advances in communication brought about by the telegraph network.

English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107611806
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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.