The Resource A Brief History of Everything Wireless : How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World, by Petri Launiainen, (electronic resource)

A Brief History of Everything Wireless : How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World, by Petri Launiainen, (electronic resource)

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A Brief History of Everything Wireless : How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World
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A Brief History of Everything Wireless
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How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World
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by Petri Launiainen
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eng
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Since the discovery of electromagnetic waves less than 150 years ago, the application of wireless communications technology has not only revolutionized our daily lives, but also fundamentally changed the course of world history. A Brief History of Everything Wireless charts the fascinating story of wireless communications. The book leads the reader on an intriguing journey of personal triumphs and stinging defeats, relating the prominent events, individuals and companies involved in each progressive leap in technology, with a particular focus on the phenomenal impact of each new invention on society. Beginning at the early days of spark-gap transmitters, this tale touches on the emergence of radio and television broadcasting, as well as radio navigation and radar, before moving on to the rise of satellite, near-field and light-based communications. Finally, the development of wireless home networks and the explosive growth of modern cellular technologies are revealed, complete with a captivating account of their corresponding company histories and behind-the-scenes battles over standards. For those wishing to peek behind the magic curtain of friendly user interfaces and clever engineering, and delve further into various processes underlying the ubiquitous technology we depend upon yet take for granted, the book also contains special “TechTalk” chapters that explain the theoretical basics in an intuitive way
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Launiainen, Petri
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QA75.5-76.95
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non fiction
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  • Popular works
  • Computer networks
  • Computers and civilization
  • Computer science
  • Microwaves
  • Optical engineering
  • Technology
  • Popular Science
  • Popular Computer Science
  • Computers and Society
  • History of Technology
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet)
  • Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering
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A Brief History of Everything Wireless : How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World, by Petri Launiainen, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Contents
Tsushima Strait -- "It's Of No Use Whatsoever" -- Radio at War -- The Golden Age of Wireless -- Mesmerized by the Moving Image -- Highways in the Sky -- Traffic Jam Over the Equator -- The Hockey Stick Years -- The American Way -- Internet in Your Pocket -- Home Sweet Home -- "Please Identify Yourself" -- Let There Be Light -- Epilogue -- TechTalk: Sparks and Waves -- TechTalk: Size Matters -- TechTalk: There Is No Free Lunch -- TechTalk: Making a Mesh -- TechTalk: The Holy Grail
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unknown
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1 online resource
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319789101
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-78910-1
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-78910-1
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A Brief History of Everything Wireless : How Invisible Waves Have Changed the World, by Petri Launiainen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tsushima Strait -- "It's Of No Use Whatsoever" -- Radio at War -- The Golden Age of Wireless -- Mesmerized by the Moving Image -- Highways in the Sky -- Traffic Jam Over the Equator -- The Hockey Stick Years -- The American Way -- Internet in Your Pocket -- Home Sweet Home -- "Please Identify Yourself" -- Let There Be Light -- Epilogue -- TechTalk: Sparks and Waves -- TechTalk: Size Matters -- TechTalk: There Is No Free Lunch -- TechTalk: Making a Mesh -- TechTalk: The Holy Grail
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319789101
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-78910-1
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-78910-1

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