Masters of Space

Walter Kellogg TOWERS (1888 - 1931)

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

Genre(s): Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Mark
00:03:48
Play 01 Communication Among the Ancients Arnold
00:12:29
Play 02 Signals Past and Present Arnold
00:16:24
Play 03 Forerunners of the Telegraph Kathleen Moore
00:10:56
Play 04 Inventions of Sir Charles Wheatstone Paul Messingham
00:10:01
Play 05 The Achievement of Morse CPvoice
00:21:21
Play 06 'What Hath God Wrought?' Marty
00:18:52
Play 07 Development of the Telegraph System Jorgelina Millán
00:20:07
Play 08 Telegraphing Beneath the Sea Arnold
00:14:17
Play 09 The Pioneer Atlantic Cable Arnold
00:15:27
Play 10 A Successful Cable Attained Arnold
00:12:14
Play 11 Alexander Graham Bell, The Youth Andrea Kotzer
00:14:56
Play 12 The Birth of the Telephone Andrea Kotzer
00:16:17
Play 13 The Telephone at the Centennial Arnold
00:13:53
Play 14 Improvement and Expansion Arnold
00:13:57
Play 15 Telegraphing Without Wires Mike Pelton
00:13:08
Play 16 An Italian Boy's Work Availle
00:13:18
Play 17 Wireless Telegraphy Established Availle
00:14:12
Play 18 The Wireless Serves the World Availle
00:13:40
Play 19 Speaking Across the Continent Arnold
00:25:53
Play 20 Telephoning Through Space Mike Pelton
00:18:02
Play 21 Appendix A Mike Pelton
00:21:12
Play 22 Appendix B Mike Pelton
00:21:17