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

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

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The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers
Title
The Victorian Internet
Title remainder
the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers
Statement of responsibility
Tom Standage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For thousands of years people had communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel. Generations of innovators tried to develop speedier messaging devices. Then, in the mid-1800s, a few extraordinary pioneers at last succeeded. Their invention--the telegraph--nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before, or since. This book tells the story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it. By 1865 telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans, revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another, giving rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime. Romances blossomed over the wires. The benefits of the network were hyped by advocates and dismissed by skeptics. Government regulators tried and failed to control the new medium. And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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Standage, Tom
Dewey number
384.1/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE7631
LC item number
.S677 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Telegraph
Label
The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers, Tom Standage
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mother of all networks -- Strange, fierce fire -- Electric skeptics -- The 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 -- The legacy of the telegraph
Control code
39157695
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9780802713421
Lccn
98024959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers, Tom Standage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mother of all networks -- Strange, fierce fire -- Electric skeptics -- The 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 -- The legacy of the telegraph
Control code
39157695
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 227 pages
Isbn
9780802713421
Lccn
98024959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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