Wireless technology, taken for granted today, was once an innovative wonder that would forever change how the world communicates. Developed by Guglielmo Marconi in the latter half of the nineteenth century, wireless telegraphy combined advancements made by Samuel Morse, William Cooke, Charles Wheatstone, Alexander Graham Bell, and countless others to lay the foundation for the modern wireless world.
Intrigued and fascinated by the new phenomenon of electricity, Marconi began to experiment with electric sparks in his attic workshop. In the Apennine Hills south of Bologna, Italy, his parents were the first to hear a bell ring without the aid of wires. By the time he was twenty-two, Marconi had perfected his methods. He took his revolutionary invention to England in 1896 to share it with the world.
Not everyone received his creation favorably, however, especially after Marconi created the Wireless Telegraph & Signaling Company. In the midst of the Italian unification and Second Industrial Revolution, Marconi faced his own patent and monopoly wars with British, German, and American adversaries. The innovation of wireless communication, despite making the world more technologically unified than ever before, caused societal rifts and transformations that would impact the modern world for generations.
|Place of Publication||Washington|
|Number of pages||610|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||The Invention Series|