Radio round the World

Radio round the World

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A. W. Haslett
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 8/14/2014
EAN 9781107418943, ISBN10: 1107418941

Paperback, 220 pages, 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm
Language: English

First published in 1934, this book provides an accessible introduction to various aspects of radio technology. The text begins with a historical discussion of radio waves and their discovery, before moving on to an examination of the uses of radio in the contexts of broadcasting, medicine, safety at sea, the military and weather forecasts. Illustrative figures are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in radio and the history of science.

1. Prelude
2. From prophecy to proof
3. Radio round the world
4. Up in the sky
5. The sun calls the tune
6. The future and ultra-short waves
7. Television
8. Radio and medicine
9. Radio and safety at sea
10. Radio in war
11. Radio and the weather forecaster
Appendix on the radio valve