The Worldwide History of Telecommunications

The Worldwide History of Telecommunications

Author(s): Anton A. Huurdeman

Print ISBN: 9780471205050

Online ISBN: 9780471722243

DOI: 10.1002/0471722243


"...a useful...reference and delightful to read." (IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Spring 2005)

"…those interested in the history of telecommunications, do not need to go through numerous publications anymore, this book provides the complete overview from optical telegraphy…to worldwide deregulation and multimedia." (translated from German) (Das Archiv, March 2005)

"…the author describes how telecommunications led to the purchase of Alaska…and how ingenious pioneers created new applications, usually against strong opposition and troublesome patent suits…" (translated from German) (VCV Magazine, November 2004)

"…for this feat of historical research…AAP recognized the book as the Outstanding Professional and Scholarly title in the History of Science in 2003." (The Institute, July 6, 2004)

"...not only for professionals but...for everybody who for private or business reasons looks for an comprehensive and up-to-date source about the complete history of telecommunications." (@Alcatel, No. 2, 2004)

"...a welcome addition to the literature about a pervasive force in modern society...recommended..." (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 5,  January 2004)

"…exceptional for its coverage in time, technologies, geography…political, economic, and social contexts of the technologies and the people responsible for the technical advances." (IEEE History Center Newsletter, November 2003)

"...a superb reference reference book I will never throw away..." (New Scientist, 8 November 2003)