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The Victorian Internet free pdf Beginning with the Abbe Nollet's famous experiment of 1746, when he successfully demonstrated that electricity could pass from one end to the other of a chain of two hundred monks, Tom Standage tells the story of the spread of the telegraph and its transformation of the Victorian world. The telegraph was greeted by all the same concerns, hype, social panic and excitement that now surround the Internet, and Standage provides both a fascinating insight into the past and a context in which to think rather differently of today's concerns. Standage has a wonderful prose style and an excellent eye for the telling and engaging story. Popular history at its best.

About Tom Standage

Tom Standage is science correspondent at the ECONOMIST. He is married and lives in Greenwich.

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Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Data Published : 01 April 1999
ISBN : 0753807033
EAN : 9780753807033
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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