Submarine Telegraphy and the Hunt for Gutta Percha

Challenge and Opportunity in a Global Trade

Author: Helen Godfrey

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004357289

Category: History

Page: 342

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In Submarine Telegraphy and the Hunt for Gutta Percha, Helen Godfrey traces the connections between submarine telegraphy and the peoples of Singapore and Sarawak (Borneo) who supplied 'gutta percha', the latex used as insulation for the world’s undersea telegraph cables.
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History of Telegraphy

Author: Ken Beauchamp,Institution of Electrical Engineers

Publisher: IET

ISBN: 0852967926

Category: Science

Page: 413

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This book records the growth of telegraphy over two centuries, depicting the discoveries and ingenuity of the experimenters and engineers involved, the equipment they designed and built, and the organization, applications and effects on society. The two main phases - cable-based techniques that began in the early 19th century and then wireless transmission in the 20th century - parallel the changes in voice and information communications seen recently. Modern methods of data compaction, coding and encryption in today's communications all have their routes in the techniques of the telegraph pioneers.
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Wiring the World

The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Author: Simone M. Müller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540264

Category: History

Page: 384

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The successful laying of a transatlantic cable in 1866 remade world communications. A message could travel across the ocean in minutes, shrinking the space between continents, cultures, and nations. An eclectic group of engineers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and media visionaries then developed this technology into a telecommunications system that spread a particular vision of civilization—but not everyone wanted to wire the world the same way. Wiring the World is a cultural and social history that explores how the large Anglo-American cable companies won out over alternative visions. Bitter rivalries emerged over telegram prices, visions for world peace, scientific innovation, and the role of the nation-state. Such struggles determined the growth of cable technology, which in turn influenced world history. Filled with fascinating characters and new insights into pivotal events, Wiring the World traces globalization's diverse paths and close ties to business and politics.
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Pursuing Power and Light

Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein

Author: Bruce J. Hunt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898315

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Hunt translates his often-demanding material into engaging and accessible language suitable for undergraduate students of the history of science and technology.
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The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1862

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108054536

Category: History

Page: 724

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The 1862 Nautical Magazine reports on the Slave Trade Treaty, trans-Canadian transport, submarine telegraph projects and a scientific balloon ascent.
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Journal

Author: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research

The Actual Words of the World's Best Historians, Biographers and Specialists; a Complete System of History for All Uses, Extending to All Countries and Subjects and Representing the Better and Newer Literature of History

Author: Josephus Nelson Larned

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: N.A

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