The Cable: Wire to the New World (BOK)

Gillian Cookson

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In the rapidly changing world of the 1850s and 1860s, no endeavour had such far-reaching consequences as the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable. The Cable tells the extraordinary story of an adventure which would transform forever the way in which the world communicated. Overcoming natural forces in the name of human progress and technology, the cable revolutionised our understanding of electricity, and created a new global trade in finance and news. Gillian Cookson is an industrial historian specialising in the origins of engineering. She is research fellow at Durham University.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Gillian Cookson
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752487861
Antall sider 168 Dimensjoner 12,5cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history

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