The Resource Lee de Forest : King of Radio, Television, and Film, by Mike Adams, (electronic resource)

Lee de Forest : King of Radio, Television, and Film, by Mike Adams, (electronic resource)

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Lee de Forest : King of Radio, Television, and Film
Title
Lee de Forest
Title remainder
King of Radio, Television, and Film
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by Mike Adams
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Lee de Forest, Yale doctorate and Oscar winner, gave voice to the radio and the motion picture. Yet by the 1930s, after the radio and the Talkies were regular features of American life, Lee de Forest had seemingly lost everything. Why? Why didn’t he receive the recognition and acclaim he sought his entire life until years later in 1959, when he was awarded an Oscar? A lifelong innovator, Lee de Forest invented the three-element vacuum tube which he developed between 1906 and 1916 as a detector, amplifier, and oscillator of radio waves. As early as 1907, he was broadcasting music programming. In 1918, he began to develop a system for recording and playing back sound by using light patterns on motion picture film. In order to promote and demonstrate his process he made hundreds of short sound films, found theatres for their showing, and issued publicity to gain audiences for his invention. While he received many patents for this technology, he was ignored by the film industry. Lee de Forest, King of Radio, Television, and Film is about the process of invention—how inventors really get ideas and how every inventor learns that they must know the work of those who came before, and why the myth of the lone inventor and the “Aha! moment” is largely a fiction. Through his inventions, Lee de Forest made possible the mass entertainment media we enjoy today. This is his story
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Adams, Mike
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0
LC call number
  • TK5102.9
  • TA1637-1638
  • TK7882.S65
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Multimedia systems
  • Mathematics
  • Performing arts
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Signal, Image and Speech Processing
  • Multimedia Information Systems
  • History of Science
  • Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Performing Arts
Label
Lee de Forest : King of Radio, Television, and Film, by Mike Adams, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Born to Invent -- Chapter 2 The Race for Wireless -- Chapter 3 The Meaning of the Audion -- Chapter 4 California Days -- Chapter 5 Radio’s Arrival -- Chapter 6 Phonofilm, the Promise -- Chapter 7 Phonofilm, the Realization -- Chapter 8 Phonofilm, the Rejection -- Chapter 9 Phonofilm, the Lawyers -- Chapter 10 Lesson and Legacy
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unknown
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XV, 553p. 131 illus.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781461404187
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-0418-7
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online resource.
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-0418-7
Label
Lee de Forest : King of Radio, Television, and Film, by Mike Adams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 Born to Invent -- Chapter 2 The Race for Wireless -- Chapter 3 The Meaning of the Audion -- Chapter 4 California Days -- Chapter 5 Radio’s Arrival -- Chapter 6 Phonofilm, the Promise -- Chapter 7 Phonofilm, the Realization -- Chapter 8 Phonofilm, the Rejection -- Chapter 9 Phonofilm, the Lawyers -- Chapter 10 Lesson and Legacy
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XV, 553p. 131 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781461404187
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-0418-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-4614-0418-7

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