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A brief history of everything wireless : how invisible waves have changed the world, Petri Launiainen

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A brief history of everything wireless : how invisible waves have changed the world
Title
A brief history of everything wireless
Title remainder
how invisible waves have changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Petri Launiainen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the discovery of electromagnetic waves less than 150 years ago, the application of wireless communications technology has not only revolutionized our daily lives, but also fundamentally changed the course of world history. A Brief History of Everything Wireless charts the fascinating story of wireless communications. The book leads the reader on an intriguing journey of personal triumphs and stinging defeats, relating the prominent events, individuals and companies involved in each progressive leap in technology, with a particular focus on the phenomenal impact of each new invention on society. Beginning at the early days of spark-gap transmitters, this tale touches on the emergence of radio and television broadcasting, as well as radio navigation and radar, before moving on to the rise of satellite, near-field and light-based communications. Finally, the development of wireless home networks and the explosive growth of modern cellular technologies are revealed, complete with a captivating account of their corresponding company histories and behind-the-scenes battles over standards. For those wishing to peek behind the magic curtain of friendly user interfaces and clever engineering, and delve further into various processes underlying the ubiquitous technology we depend upon yet take for granted, the book also contains special “TechTalk” chapters that explain the theoretical basics in an intuitive way
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Launiainen, Petri
Dewey number
621.38409
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Wireless communication systems
  • Telematics
  • Telecommunication
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A brief history of everything wireless : how invisible waves have changed the world, Petri Launiainen
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Tsushima Strait -- "It's Of No Use Whatsoever" -- Radio at War -- The Golden Age of Wireless -- Mesmerized by the Moving Image -- Highways in the Sky -- Traffic Jam Over the Equator -- The Hockey Stick Years -- The American Way -- Internet in Your Pocket -- Home Sweet Home -- "Please Identify Yourself" -- Let There Be Light -- Epilogue -- TechTalk: Sparks and Waves -- TechTalk: Size Matters -- TechTalk: There Is No Free Lunch -- TechTalk: Making a Mesh -- TechTalk: The Holy Grail
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on1039094827
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319789101
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unknown
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039094827
Label
A brief history of everything wireless : how invisible waves have changed the world, Petri Launiainen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Tsushima Strait -- "It's Of No Use Whatsoever" -- Radio at War -- The Golden Age of Wireless -- Mesmerized by the Moving Image -- Highways in the Sky -- Traffic Jam Over the Equator -- The Hockey Stick Years -- The American Way -- Internet in Your Pocket -- Home Sweet Home -- "Please Identify Yourself" -- Let There Be Light -- Epilogue -- TechTalk: Sparks and Waves -- TechTalk: Size Matters -- TechTalk: There Is No Free Lunch -- TechTalk: Making a Mesh -- TechTalk: The Holy Grail
Control code
on1039094827
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319789101
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039094827

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