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The Resource Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)

Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)

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Hedy's Folly
Title
Hedy's Folly
Statement of responsibility
Richard Rhodes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spreadDASHspectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible. Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that culminates in U.S. patent number 2,292,387 for a "secret communication system." Along the way Rhodes weaves together delete comma Hollywood's golden era, the history of Vienna, 1920s Paris, weapons design, music, a tutorial on patent law and a brief treatise on transmission technology. Narrated with the rigor and charisma we've come to expect of Rhodes, it is a remarkable narrative adventure about spreadDASHspectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world
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1937-
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Rhodes, Richard
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
Label
Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534390
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a92c0ca3-a85f-41d5-9764-1def40d3d321
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  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Hedy's Folly, Richard Rhodes, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534390
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a92c0ca3-a85f-41d5-9764-1def40d3d321
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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