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Masters of Space

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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

Bewertungen

Surprisingly good!

(5 Sterne)

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