ISBN-10:
0752423665
ISBN-13:
9780752423661
Pub. Date:
03/01/2004
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
The Cable: The Wire That Changed the World

The Cable: The Wire That Changed the World

by Gillian Cookson
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This is the compelling story of how the first transatlantic cable was laid—the people who dared, the people who lost, and the people who profited. It tells of the dramatic attempts to cross the Atlantic during the 1850s and 1860s, from the first failed attempts to the project that finally succeeded. An inconceivably audacious attempt to overcome the forces of nature in the name of human progress and technology, the laying of the cable was to change forever our means of communication. The speed with which information could now be transmitted was unprecedented and revolutionized the face of news and the global economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752423661
Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements6
1The Mystic Voice of Electricity7
2The Great Feat of the Century40
3The Stride of a Full-Grown Giant60
4Lightnings through Deep Waters81
5Languishing by Delay106
6A Thrill along the Iron Nerve131
Index157

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