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Signor Marconi's Magic Box - The Most Remarkable Invention of the 19th Century and the Amateur Inventor Whose Genius Sparked a Revolution (Paperback, New ed) Loot Price: R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 You Save: R35 (12%)
Signor Marconi's Magic Box - The Most Remarkable Invention of the 19th Century and the Amateur Inventor Whose Genius...
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Signor Marconi's Magic Box - The Most Remarkable Invention of the 19th Century and the Amateur Inventor Whose Genius Sparked a Revolution (Paperback, New ed)

Gavin Weightman

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The extraordinary and often bizarre story of an amateur inventor and how his magic box changed the world. The world at the turn of the twentieth century was in the throes of Marconi-mania-brought on by an incredible invention that no one could quite explain, and by a dapper and eccentric figure (who would one day win the newly minted Nobel Prize) at the center of it all. At a time when the telephone, telegraph, and electricity made the whole world wonder just what science would think of next, the startling answer had come in 1896 in the form of two mysterious wooden boxes containing a device Marconi had rigged up to transmit messages through the ether. It was the birth of the radio, and no scientist in Europe or America, not even Marconi himself, could at first explain how it worked...it just did.Here is a rich portrait of the man and his era-a captivating tale of British blowhards, American con artists, and Marconi himself-a character par excellence, who eventually winds up a virtual prisoner of his worldwide fame and fortune.

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Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2004
First published: September 2004
Authors: Gavin Weightman
Dimensions: 216 x 133 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 336
Edition: New ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-306-81378-8
Barcode: 9780306813788
Categories: Promotions
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
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Books > History > World history > General
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LSN: 0-306-81378-5

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