Masters of Space


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(4.5 stars; 5 reviews)

This is the story of talking at a distance, of sending messages through space. It is the story of great men—Morse, Thomson, Bell, Marconi, and others—and how, with the aid of men like Field, Vail, Catty, Pupin, the scientist, and others in both the technical and commercial fields, they succeeded in flashing both messages and speech around the world, with wires and without wires. It is the story of how the thought of the world has been linked together by those modern wonders of science and of industry—the telegraph, the submarine cable, the telephone, the wireless telegraph, and, most recently, the wireless telephone. (From Preface) - Summary by Walter Kellogg Towers (5 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:48 Read by Mark
Communication Among the Ancients 12:29 Read by Arnold
Signals Past and Present 16:24 Read by Arnold
Forerunners of the Telegraph 10:56 Read by Kathleen Moore
Inventions of Sir Charles Wheatstone 10:01 Read by Paul Messingham
The Achievement of Morse 21:21 Read by CPvoice
'What Hath God Wrought?' 18:52 Read by Marty
Development of the Telegraph System 20:07 Read by Jorgelina Millán
Telegraphing Beneath the Sea 14:17 Read by Arnold
The Pioneer Atlantic Cable 15:27 Read by Arnold
A Successful Cable Attained 12:14 Read by Arnold
Alexander Graham Bell, The Youth 14:56 Read by Andrea Kotzer
The Birth of the Telephone 16:17 Read by Andrea Kotzer
The Telephone at the Centennial 13:53 Read by Arnold
Improvement and Expansion 13:57 Read by Arnold
Telegraphing Without Wires 13:08 Read by Mike Pelton
An Italian Boy's Work 13:18 Read by Availle
Wireless Telegraphy Established 14:12 Read by Availle
The Wireless Serves the World 13:40 Read by Availle
Speaking Across the Continent 25:53 Read by Arnold
Telephoning Through Space 18:02 Read by Mike Pelton
Appendix A 21:12 Read by Mike Pelton
Appendix B 21:17 Read by Mike Pelton

Reviews

Surprisingly good!

(5 stars)

I found this as enjoyable and interesting as a good television documentary, probably even more so.