The Resource Hedy's Folly

Hedy's Folly

Label
Hedy's Folly
Title
Hedy's Folly
Creator
Subject
Summary
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
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Rhodes, Richard
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
Label
Hedy's Folly
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a92c0ca3-a85f-41d5-9764-1def40d3d321
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385534390
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Hedy's Folly
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a92c0ca3-a85f-41d5-9764-1def40d3d321
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385534390
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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