Victorian Internet The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-Line Pioneers

ISBN-10: 0802716040
ISBN-13: 9780802716040
Edition: N/A
Authors: Tom Standage
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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.

Tom Standage is a journalist and author from England. A graduate of Oxford University, he has worked as a science and technology writer for The Guardian, as the business editor at The Economist, has been published in Wired, The New York Times, and The Daily Telegraph. His non-fiction works include The Victorian Internet, A History of the World in Six Glasses, An Edible History of Humanity (on the New York Times bestseller list in 2014), and Writing on the Wall: Social Media -- The First 2,000 Years.

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