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The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Walker & Co
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 227
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802713421
ISBN-10 0802713424
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $22.00
§As reported by publisher
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Offers a historical review of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the social and political effects it has had on the world throughout its existence. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Until the mid-1800s, communicating across distances was limited to ship or horse. Then the telegraph revolutionized world-wide communications. Like the Internet today, the new network was hyped by advocates and dismissed by skeptics.

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from Walker & Co (October 1, 1998)
9780802713421 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Offers a historical review of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the social and political effects it has had on the world throughout its existence
Paperback
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Revised edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (February 25, 2014)
9781620405925 | details & prices | 233 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraphs creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it from the eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse and Thomas Edison The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways For Thousands of Years people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel until the invention of the electric telegraph which nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph s creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it from eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse who developed the first practical electric telegraph in 1837 to Thomas Edison By 1865 telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another The new technology gave rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime Romances blossomed over the wires Secret codes were devised by some users and cracked by others The benefits of the network were relentlessly hyped by its 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 Meanwhile out on the wires a technological subculture with its own customs and vocabulary was establishing itself The electric telegraph unleashed the greatest revolution in communication since the development of the printing press and its story prefigures that of the Internet in numerous intriguing ways Book jacket
Reprint edition from Berkley Pub Group (October 1, 1999)
9780425171691 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Offers a historical review of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the social and political effects it has had on the world throughout its existence

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