Signor Marconi's Magic Box
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“On a winter’s evening in the East of London in 1896, an unassuming young man gave the first public demonstration of a device he had created in the attic of his family home in Italy. It consisted of 2 wooden boxes, one of which could apparently transmit messages to the other. Many in the audience suspected they were witnessing a mere conjuring trick. But Signor Marconi’s magic box would be regarded as the most remarkable invention of the 19th century, and he himself would become one of the most famous men in the world. Within a few years ships at sea were able for the first time to remain in constant contact with the land….As well as the story of a remarkable innovator, this book is a history of the colorful early days of wireless. No one—not even Marconi himself-really understood how it worked, and the mysterious new medium attracted unscrupulous charlatans and outlandish theorists. Some eminent scientists believed it might bring messages from beyond the grave, while others remained convinced that the whole thing was a confidence trick.”
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Author: Weightman, Gavin
TITLE: Signor Marconi's Magic Box
Format: Softbound, small, 312pg
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Weight: 1 lb.