Hedys Folly download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard Rhodes

Hedys Folly download free [PDF and Ebook] by Richard Rhodes year 2012
  • Book name: Hedys Folly
  • Author: Richard Rhodes
  • Release date: 2012/9/5
  • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE USA INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Entertainment
  • ISBN: 9780307742957
  • Rating: 8.19 of 10
  • Votes: 651
  • Review by: Bexley Harlow
  • Review rating: 9.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/13
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum 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 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 spread-spectrum radio's genesis and unlikely amateur inventors collaborating to change the world.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H38M24S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Films, Cinema, Biography: General, Individual Actors & Performers, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering, Biography: Arts & Entertainment
  • Available formats: SNB, AZW, PDF, DOC, WORD, PDB, EPUB, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, IMG, CPIO, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.48 USD
  • Dimensions: 132x203x13.97mm
  • Weight: 272.16g
  • Printed by: Vintage Books
  • Published in: New York, United States
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