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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.

Imprint Bennington, Vt. : Images from the Past, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    609.2 HUG    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 386 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Summary "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.
Subject Hughes, David Edward, 1829-1900.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Telegraph -- History.
Telephone systems -- History.
Metal detectors -- History.
Electromagnets -- History.
Added Author Evans, David Ellis, 1943-
ISBN 1884592538 (pbk.)
9781884592546 (hardcover)
1884592546 (hardcover)
9781884592539 (pbk.)

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