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Intimate Portraits of Old Copiague By Angelo Vacca, Jr.
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As a life-long resident of Copiague, NY (Long Island), Angelo Vacca, Jr. presents a heartfelt profile of the community in which he grew-up. The author’s recollections of Copiague during the... More > mid-20th Century provide a fascinating prospective on the community’s development, including the years of World War II. “Intimate Portraits of Old Copiague” is over 200 pages of memories and local history with more than 150 photographs of Copiague landmarks, residents and artifacts.< Less
Voices From The Ether: The History of Radio By Gordon Bathgate
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This book looks at the history of radio. It traces its development from theories advanced by James Clerk Maxwell and Heinrich Hertz to the first practical demonstrations by Guglielmo Marconi. It... More > looks back to the pioneering broadcasts of the BBC, examines the development of broadcast networks in North America and spotlights radio's role in the Second World War. The book also features the radio programmes and radio personalities that made a considerable impact on the listeners during the ‘Golden Era’. It also examines how radio, faced by competition from its electronic progenitor – television, adapted and survived. Indeed radio has continued to thrive despite increased competition from smartphones, computers and mp3 players. The book looks to the future and speculates how radio will fare in a multi-platform future.< Less
Nikola Tesla: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 81 quotes from Nikola Tesla and 79 facts about Nikola Tesla. Tesla's eyes were gray-blue. Nikola Tesla invented the radio before Guglielmo Marconi, who would receive... More > the Nobel Prize for it. Tesla lived many years in New York City, and spent his last decade living there in the Hotel New Yorker. He lived in room 3327, a two-room suite on the 33rd floor. On January 7, 1943: Nikola Tesla died penniless and alone. After learning of Tesla's death, the FBI ordered the Alien Property Custodian to seize all of Tesla's belongings. It seems that I have always been ahead of my time. Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work. I have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive device. The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another.< Less
Les pionniers de la radio By Jean-Serge Bernault
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12 décembre 1901, à Terre-Neuve, Guglielmo Marconi, jeune italien de 27 ans réussit à capter un signal radio émis depuis la pointe sud-ouest de... More > l’Angleterre. Quatre-vingt ans après la mise en évidence de l’induction électromagnétique en laboratoire, Marconi a fait franchir aux ondes radio un bond de 3500 kilomètres au-dessus de l’Atlantique. De Faraday à de Forest en passant par Maxwell, Hertz, Branly, Popov, Marconi et Fessenden, ce document décrit au travers des portraits de ces huit chercheurs, comment en une centaine d’années, on est passé d’une découverte de laboratoire aux premières émissions de radio. Ce livre numérique est tiré de l'ouvrage papier de même nom. Tous les dessins, croquis de l'édition papier ont été supprimés sur cette version.< Less
Les pionniers de la radio By Jean-Serge Bernault
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Faraday, Hertz, Marconi et les autres… 12 décembre 1901, à Terre-Neuve, Guglielmo Marconi, jeune italien de vingt sept ans réussit à capter un signal radio... More > émis depuis la pointe sud-ouest de l’Angleterre. Quatre-vingts ans après la mise en évidence de l’induction électromagnétique en laboratoire, Marconi a fait franchir aux ondes radio un bond de 3500 kilomètres au-dessus de l’Atlantique. La performance est réalisée avec des moyens paraissant aujourd’hui incroyablement rudimentaires. En guise de récepteur, un tube rempli de limailles métalliques et à l’émission un dispositif articulé autour d’un générateur d’étincelles… De Faraday à de Forest en passant par Maxwell, Hertz, Branly, Popov, Marconi et Fessenden, ce document décrit au travers des portraits de ces huit chercheurs, comment en une centaine d’années on est passé d’une découverte de laboratoire aux premières émissions de radio.< Less