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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    Victorian Internet
    Subtitle
    The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Standage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 233
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802716040
    ISBN 10: 0802716040
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000, HIS037060
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26850
    BIC subject category V2: TJK
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC041000
    B&T Approval Code: A90705400
    DC21: 384.109
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 384.109
    LC classification: HE7631 .S677 2007
    Thema V1.0: TJK, NHB, TBX
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    WALKER & CO
    Imprint name
    WALKER & CO
    Publication date
    18 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tom Standage is the former technology editor and current business editor at the" Economist." He is the author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses," "The Turk," and "The Neptune File."
    Review quote
    Praise for "The Victorian Internet" "A dot com cult classic,"--"Wall Street Journal" "I was simply fascinated by this book. It contains parallels between the reception of the telegraph and the Internet which I knew nothing about."--Vinton Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet "Sparkling."--"Forbes" "Fascinating If you've ever hankered for a perspective on media Net hype, this book is for you."--"Wired" "A delightful book."--"Smithsonian """ "A fascinating walk through a pivotal period in human history."--"USA Today" "An entertaining primer on a complex subject of increasing interest."--"Los Angeles Times Sunday Book Review""" "An admirably efficient and concise telling of the story of the rise and decline of the telegraph."--Henry Petroski, author of "The Pencil"""