Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony Simply Explained; A Practical Treatise Embracing Complete and Detailed Explanations of the Theory and Practice of Modern Radio Apparatus and Its Present Day Applications, Together with a Chapter on the

Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony Simply Explained; A Practical Treatise Embracing Complete and Detailed Explanations of the Theory and Practice of Modern Radio Apparatus and Its Present Day Applications, Together with a Chapter on the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...world as a whole grasps a new proof and learns to appreciate it. Inertia must be overcome, and the great masses set to thinking and striving toward an end before the aweing genie finally bursts forth and amazes the Aladdins of science. Within the memory of older men and women are primers of science, which speculate about the developments of electrical force, and guardedly discuss its possibilities. And now, electricity---this mysterious agent--has multiplied the muscular strength of man a billion times. The tasks of Hercules are now but chores to be accomplished by the closing of a switch. Mighty rivers roar through intake and turbine to drive the wheels of industry in a distant city and turn the night into day. Any attempt to chronicle all the applications of this wondrous power would be absurd. Such is electricity to-day. Only a few years ago Langley launched his famous aerodrome over the waters of the Potomac, while the world stood by and sneered, ridiculed a man whose work is now one of the classics of aeronautical literature, and scoffed at a machine whose principles embodied the conclusions of years of careful thought and scientific effort. A decade later and aeroplanes have become a living reality. A man and a little frame of sticks and canvas can Fig. 154.--Fong Yee, a Chinese amateur wireless operator at Oakland, Cal., who is also an aviator and has been summoned home by the republican Chinese government to demonstrate apparatus of his own invention to the Chinese army. throw off the fetters of gravity and go soaring dizzily two miles up into the blue sky, and daring more, come skimming and diving back to earth with motor dead. Such wonders only came to pass, however, when numbers of men accepted the problem as one to be solved by...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236603907
  • 9781236603906