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

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

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Author/Contributor(s): Standage, Tom
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Date: 02/25/2014
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

A new paperback edition of the book the Wall Street Journal dubbed "a Dot-Com cult classic," by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses-the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet."

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.