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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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Publisher Walker & Co
Publication date September 18, 2007
Pages 240
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802716040
ISBN-10 0802716040
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
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Original list price $15.95
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Offers a historical review of the development of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring its social, cultural, economic, and political influence on the world throughout its existence. By the author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses. Reprint.
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A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses―the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.

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 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.



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Reprint edition from Walker & Co (September 18, 2007)
9780802716040 | details & prices | 240 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Offers a historical review of the development of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring its social, cultural, economic, and political influence on the world throughout its existence.

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