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Author Hughes, Ivor, 1940-

Title Before we went wireless : David Edward Hughes, FRS : his life, inventions, and discoveries (1829-1900) / Ivor Hughes & David Ellis Evans

Publ Info Bennington, Vt. : Images from the Past, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  TK140.H84 H84 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The Hughes Project -- Welsh roots -- The adventure begins -- Go west, young man, and seek your fortune -- Into the big league with both feet -- Can you read me now? : return to Britain and the Atlantic telegraph cable -- 1858 -- Financial success at last -- If only we had a telephone, we could sort this out! -- A matter of life or death -- The etheric force -- The joyous years -- The rise of the theoreticians -- Last years and legacy -- Appendix 1, pt. 1: Technical details of the development of Hughes's first telegraph instrument during the 1850s -- Appendix 1, pt. 2: Technical details of the development of Hughes's improved telegraph instrument -- Appendix 1, pt. 3: Development of Hughes's telegraph instrument after 1860 -- Appendix 2: The Hughes electromagnet -- Appendix 3: The Hughes family in America from 1860
Note "The first biography of the brilliant inventor and practical experimenter in late 19th century telegraphy, telephony, metal detection, and audiology, British-born David Edward Hughes"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Hughes, David Edward, 1829-1900
Inventors -- United States -- Biography
Inventors -- Great Britain -- Biography
Telegraph -- History
Telephone systems -- History
Metal detectors -- History
Electromagnets -- History
Add Author Evans, David Ellis, 1943-
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