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Heroes of the Telegraph

Heroes of the Telegraph

Heroes of the Telegraph The present work is in some respects a sequel to the PIONEERS OF...
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Author: Munro, John,1849-1930
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Language: English
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Heroes of the Telegraph

Heroes of the Telegraph

$226.25 $4.65

Heroes of the Telegraph

$226.25 $4.65
Author: Munro, John,1849-1930
Format: eBook
Language: English

Heroes of the Telegraph

The present work is in some respects a sequel to the PIONEERS OF ELECTRICITY, and it deals with the lives and principal achievements of those distinguished men to whom we are indebted for the introduction of the electric telegraph and telephone, as well as other marvels of electric science. The history of an invention, whether of science or art, may be compared to the growth of an organism such as a tree. The wind, or the random visit of a bee, unites the pollen in the flower, the green fruit forms and ripens to the perfect seed, which, on being planted in congenial soil, takes root and flourishes. Even so from the chance combination of two facts in the human mind, a crude idea springs, and after maturing into a feasible plan is put in practice under favourable conditions, and so develops. These processes are both subject to a thousand accidents which are inimical to their achievement. Especially is this the case when their object is to produce a novel species, or a new and great invention like the telegraph. It is then a question of raising, not one seedling, but many, and modifying these in the lapse of time. ......Buy Now (To Read More)

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Ebook Number: 979
Author: Munro, John
Release Date: Jul 1, 1997
Format: eBook
Language: English

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