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The Resource Making Connections : Communication through the Ages

Making Connections : Communication through the Ages

Label
Making Connections : Communication through the Ages
Title
Making Connections
Title remainder
Communication through the Ages
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meadow takes us on a Cook's tour of communication technologies across time_the alphabet and moveable type printing, cave drawings and carrier pigeons, telephones, television and, of course, the Internet. In each case, Meadow shows how these (and other devices) are connected to each other, even as they serve to make connections between people
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meadow, Charles T
Dewey number
302.209
Index
index present
LC call number
P90 .M363 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Communication
  • Communicatie
  • Kommunikation
  • Kommunikationstechnik
Label
Making Connections : Communication through the Ages
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Part 1: The Basics of Communication; 1. Background; Introduction; The Basic Questions; What is Communication?; What is Information?; What is a Medium?; How is Information Represented?; Was McLuhan Right-Is the Medium the Message?; Part 2: Telecommunication before Steam and Electricity; 2. Spoken Language and Sound Transmission; Introduction; Spoken Language; Sound-Based Technology; 3. Writing and Printing; Introduction; Pictures and Pictorial Writing; Alphabet; Other Languages
  • Recording MediaThe Tools of Writing; Photography; The Effect of Writing on Civilization; 4. Visual Signaling; Introduction; Fire and Smoke; Flags, Semaphores, and Body Movements; 5. Transportation as Communication-1; Introduction; Animals and Roads; Muscle-Powered and Sailing Ships; Part 3: Steam, Internal Combustion, and Electricity; 6. Transportation as Communication-2; Introduction; Steam Power; Wingless Aircraft; Internal Combustion; 7. Telegraph; Introduction; Beginnings; Telegraphs Practical and Impractical; How it Works; Telegraphy Becomes a Business; Crossing the Oceans
  • The Industry Goes Downhill8. Telephone; Introduction; In the Beginning was the Word; Sound and Electricity; How the Telephone Works; Telephone as a Business; New Developments; Part 4: Electronics; 9. Radio; Introduction; Beginnings; More Physics; Wireless Telegraphy; Radar; Radio Broadcasting; Social Effects of Radio Broadcasting; Newer Technologies; 10. Television; Introduction; Beginnings; Technicalities; The Developers; Broadcasting; New Developments in Television; Impact; 11. Communication Satellites; Introduction; The Nature of the Bird; History; Technicalities; Impact
  • 12. The Internet and the Information HighwayIntroduction; Technicalities; Cost; History; Impact; Part 5: Looking Backward and Forward; 13. Summation and Projection; Introduction; Technologies that Accompanied Major Change; The Coming Changes; A Review of Principles that do not Change; 14. One Hundred Dates to Remember; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
851972416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461706915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851972416
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Making Connections : Communication through the Ages
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-351) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Part 1: The Basics of Communication; 1. Background; Introduction; The Basic Questions; What is Communication?; What is Information?; What is a Medium?; How is Information Represented?; Was McLuhan Right-Is the Medium the Message?; Part 2: Telecommunication before Steam and Electricity; 2. Spoken Language and Sound Transmission; Introduction; Spoken Language; Sound-Based Technology; 3. Writing and Printing; Introduction; Pictures and Pictorial Writing; Alphabet; Other Languages
  • Recording MediaThe Tools of Writing; Photography; The Effect of Writing on Civilization; 4. Visual Signaling; Introduction; Fire and Smoke; Flags, Semaphores, and Body Movements; 5. Transportation as Communication-1; Introduction; Animals and Roads; Muscle-Powered and Sailing Ships; Part 3: Steam, Internal Combustion, and Electricity; 6. Transportation as Communication-2; Introduction; Steam Power; Wingless Aircraft; Internal Combustion; 7. Telegraph; Introduction; Beginnings; Telegraphs Practical and Impractical; How it Works; Telegraphy Becomes a Business; Crossing the Oceans
  • The Industry Goes Downhill8. Telephone; Introduction; In the Beginning was the Word; Sound and Electricity; How the Telephone Works; Telephone as a Business; New Developments; Part 4: Electronics; 9. Radio; Introduction; Beginnings; More Physics; Wireless Telegraphy; Radar; Radio Broadcasting; Social Effects of Radio Broadcasting; Newer Technologies; 10. Television; Introduction; Beginnings; Technicalities; The Developers; Broadcasting; New Developments in Television; Impact; 11. Communication Satellites; Introduction; The Nature of the Bird; History; Technicalities; Impact
  • 12. The Internet and the Information HighwayIntroduction; Technicalities; Cost; History; Impact; Part 5: Looking Backward and Forward; 13. Summation and Projection; Introduction; Technologies that Accompanied Major Change; The Coming Changes; A Review of Principles that do not Change; 14. One Hundred Dates to Remember; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Control code
851972416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461706915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851972416
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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