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The Resource City of light : the story of fiber optics, Jeff Hecht

City of light : the story of fiber optics, Jeff Hecht

Label
City of light : the story of fiber optics
Title
City of light
Title remainder
the story of fiber optics
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Hecht
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"City of Light tells the story of fiber optics, tracing its transformation from 19th-century parlor trick into the foundation of our global communications network. Written for a broad audience by a journalist who has covered the field for twenty years, the books is a lively account of both the people and the ideas behind this revolutionary technology."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hecht, Jeff
Dewey number
621.36/92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TA1800
LC item number
.H42 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Sloan technology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiber optics
  • Fiber optics
  • Faseroptik
  • Fibras ópticas
  • Faseroptik
Label
City of light : the story of fiber optics, Jeff Hecht
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : building a city of light -- Guiding light and luminous fountains (1841-1890) -- Fibers of glass -- The quest for remote viewing : television and the legacy of sword swallowers (1895-1940) -- A critical insight : the birth of the clad optical fiber (1950-1955) -- 99 percent perspiration : the birth of an industry (1954-1960) -- A vision of the future : communicating with light (1880-1960) -- The laser stimulates the emission of new ideas (1960-1969) -- "The only thing left is optical fibers" (1960-1969) -- Trying to sell a dream (1965-1970) -- Breakthrough : the clearest glass in the world (1966-1972) -- Recipes for grains of salt : the semiconductor laser (1962-1977) -- A demonstration for the Queen (1970-1975) -- Three generations in five years (1975-1983) -- Submarine cables : covering the ocean floor with glass (1970-1995) -- The last mile : an elusive vision -- Reflections on the city of light
Control code
ocm38527799
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195108187
Lccn
98006135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38527799
  • (OCoLC)38527799
Label
City of light : the story of fiber optics, Jeff Hecht
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : building a city of light -- Guiding light and luminous fountains (1841-1890) -- Fibers of glass -- The quest for remote viewing : television and the legacy of sword swallowers (1895-1940) -- A critical insight : the birth of the clad optical fiber (1950-1955) -- 99 percent perspiration : the birth of an industry (1954-1960) -- A vision of the future : communicating with light (1880-1960) -- The laser stimulates the emission of new ideas (1960-1969) -- "The only thing left is optical fibers" (1960-1969) -- Trying to sell a dream (1965-1970) -- Breakthrough : the clearest glass in the world (1966-1972) -- Recipes for grains of salt : the semiconductor laser (1962-1977) -- A demonstration for the Queen (1970-1975) -- Three generations in five years (1975-1983) -- Submarine cables : covering the ocean floor with glass (1970-1995) -- The last mile : an elusive vision -- Reflections on the city of light
Control code
ocm38527799
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195108187
Lccn
98006135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38527799
  • (OCoLC)38527799

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