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The history of communications is extensive and this book explains how communications have evolved from the time of Aeschylus's Agamemnon (458 B.C.) to circa 1940. It discusses the essential factors - technical, political, social, economic and general - which have enabled modern communications to evolve from early primitive stages of development. Considerable endeavor has been taken to present the views of scientists and engineers, newspaper reporters and editors, cartoonists and others so that the progress of communications is seen from the perspective of the times and not from the standpoint of a later generation.
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 350 books in 18 different subject areas including:
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Russell Burns held various appointments in higher education, in the United Kingdom and India, until his retirement in 1986. He has been researching and writing on the history of electrical engineering for nearly 30 years, and has published widely in the field. He is the author of a number of books, including The Life and Times of A.D. Blumlein (IEE, 1999), Television: An International History of the Formative Years (IEE, 1998), John Logie Baird: Television Pioneer (IE, 2001) and Communications: An International History of the Formative Years (IEE, 2003).Review:
'[A] highly valuable recounting of communications history.' --Communications Engineer, April-May 2004
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