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Communications: Sending the Message
Thomas Streissguth ©1997

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  • 144 pages
  • 85 black-and-white photos and illustrations
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • Timeline of communications inventions
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-41-0
  • $21.95







“Streissguth has compiled the entire time line of communications history. After an introduction in which the author gives a brief overview of communications technology through the ages, readers are introduced to successive revolutions in human communications and their inventors, from Gutenberg and the printing press to Edison and Marconi, to the ‘information superhighway.’ . . . Each chapter presents an interesting, easy-to-understand, and authoritative biography of a major figure (or figures) in this important field. . . . A welcome addition to most collections.”
School Library Journal

Also includes Samuel Morse (telegraph), Alexander Graham Bell (telephone), Lee de Forest and Edwin Armstrong (radio), and Philo Farnsworth (television).